Friday, December 10, 2010
Viva Valentino - Art Journal Quilt No 2
The Valentino exhibition inspired me so much I just had to do my November art quilt to commemorate the visit.
Of course it had to include some of Valentino's signature red. The dress form is a stylized version of the black velvet vintage Valentino gown worn by Julia Roberts at the 2001 Oscars. I added some swarovski crystals to it as Valentino was very fond of using crystals on his gowns. To finish, I quilted the piece (it is only 8 1/2 inches by 9 1/2 inches) in the letter "V". Once quilted, it was quite serendipitous that the black gown just 'popped out' from the surface of the quilt. It is very tactile with the two different textures of fabric.
It looks much better in real life.
Last night at TQ Art quilt group we met at the studio of Kathy Adams (of Koolkat Quilting). Kathy took my photograph of a Banksia and altered it in Corel Draw. When I was happy with the look, she then printed it out onto a silk sheet for me. It has turned out very painterly and I can't wait to embellish it with some hand stitching and maybe some beads. Thank you Kathy, it was a lovely evening.
Labels: Art Journal Quilts