Tuesday, November 20, 2007

Tree Texture

I have this challenge at my quilt guild where I need to do something in the theme of "Up Close and Personal". Here is a WIP. I'm trying to recreate in a partially abstract way the trunk of a tree. Next I am going to add some stitching. I did do some couching of threads but I didn't like it so I just added some more layers and now it's kind of imbedded in the background. Any suggestions on stitching or adding to the piece greatly appreciated.


Blogger TracyB said...

Joanna, all I can say is YUM!!! It's wonderful just as it is now! I'm not sure on improving it unless you tucked some seed beads in here & there to get a little glitz?

8:25 AM  
Blogger Doreen G said...

Joanna this is fantastic -not sure what you can do to it--will have a big think

10:55 AM  
Blogger Sue B said...

Joanna this is coming along nicely. It's got great texture.

11:31 AM  
Blogger HollyM said...

I love it! what about adding some texture and color in the form of 'needle lace' to represent the moss that grows on trees?

11:44 AM  
Blogger Fran├žoise said...

I'm not sure I would add anything. It's beautiful.

11:31 PM  
Blogger katelnorth said...

I like it a lot, Joanna. I'm not sure it's precisely like a tree trunk yet, but it's got gorgeous texture. Stitching might well be the answer. Helpful, wasn't I?!

2:26 PM  
Blogger Purple Missus said...

I agree with Francoise Joanna, its really beautiful as it is.

4:05 AM  
Blogger Judy Rys said...

It's looks nice the way it is, but if you want more 3-D texture you could add lines/shapes with Puff paint. You can apply it directly to the piece or you can stitch or glue it on. You can buy it in basic colors and it can be painted with acrylic.

3:42 PM  

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