Tuesday, 3 April 2007

Gaudi's Windows Finished!

Well it's all but finished. I just have a few loops to make for the top. I have painted and embossed a wooden dowel. I added some tyvek to each end and painted and embossed that as well. I just missed getting it into the picture. I used wireform to attach some of the pieces together, not all are attached as I thought it was too much.
I did a bit more to the aluminium shim since I posted the last picture of it. I decided it was just too stark and so I painted it with silver fabric paint and added some silver embossing powder. Now it looks more a part of the piece than it did before, I think! What do you think? Does it work?
I also stitched some seed beeds onto a couple of the sections, not all as I thought that would be too much. These are grey with black in the middle, gorgeous little beads.
I decided rather than to satin stitch the edges I just used a wider zig zag stitch which is much lighter. The tyvek beads are literally hanging by a thread.
I added some shisha mirrors to the "windows" but maybe I showed you these before. I thoroughly enjoyed making this piece. Let me know what you think of it, feedback is good!

19 comments:

Carol said...

I think this is just a totally stunning piece, well done you. It is not at all how i imagined it was going to be - it's even better. I love the colours and the aluminium looks great. We on textile challenges are priveleged to have had such lovely work as part of the group. Love carol t

sjandik said...

WOW! That is some piece of art.

Leanne Hurren said...

I think it's scrummy Carol - gorgeous colour and texture. I really like the way you have integrated the aluminium. Also like the tyvek beads - I have made some for a medieval project and was wondering how to incorporate them - this has given me ideas.

Tonniece said...

AS always a beautiful piece Carol.

arlee said...

Love how the whole "floats"---wondrous, wish i could touch too!

Purple Missus said...

A stunning piece of work Carol. You did the right thing with the shim, it has integrated perfectly and those beads on a couple of the sections really are gorgeous. Can you remember where you got them from? Its been really interesting watching this project from start to finish. You've certainly given me lots of fresh ideas. Fantastic.

Michelle said...

This piece turned out beautiful! I wish I could see it in person. What an inspiration you are! Thanks for sharing your journey. Michelle B.

Carol said...

Thank you ladies for your mind words. I loved making this piece.

Lynda, the beads are Gutterman seed beads. If you want some just email me and I will happily share them with you.

Alison said...

Love your work.Totally Gorgeous.
Alison.

Dianne said...

Well Miss Inspiration
This piece is just fantastic, I think Senor Gaudi would be impressed I love it, I hope you don't mind but I want the group to see this so I'm going to sedn a link to group to see it...

Jacquelines blog said...

Hi Carol, I just discovered your blog, what a beautifull piece of work this is. Did not know where to look first. I am gonna read all of it. And I will put it in my favourites

Carol said...

As usual a wonderful piece of work, I just love the colour and texture you achieved with this, it has been interestng following your progress, thanks for sharing.

smarcoux said...

HI Carol
Excellent piece ... but I love all your work anyways...and the little bead you have DANGLING BY A THREAD is ... fabulous ..
Sandy

Carol said...

Hi Sandy,

As soon as the words "dangling by a thread" came off the ends of my fingers I smiled and thought of you! I thought you would like that. Thanks for stopping by.

Carol said...

Hi Jacqueline,

Thank you for dropping by. Do you have a blog?

Gypsy Purple said...

Wishing you and your family a happy and blessed Easter

Jacquelines blog said...

Hi Carol, Yes I have a blog, I have some troubles with my profile because my husband and I share the same google account and everything I put in my profile appears on his blog too. Don't know how to solve it (yet) it's http://jacquelinedejongarts.blogspot.com

Gunnels blog said...

This piece is really outstanding!

Julaine Lofquist-Birch said...

Carol - I love this piece. Looks like you're having some creative fun with embossing on this and your wonderful beads!