Monday, October 22, 2012

This and That

I haven't posted much about what I have been doing in my studio lately but I have been busy. I did start another art piece which will be my entry for the Comfort and Joy Exhibit at Devon House in December   The Eastern Edge Quilt Guild asked me to do a short presentation at the November meeting on how to construct fabric 'clap board' for houses. As a result, I'm using lots of clap board in my new piece. Making 'clap board' is relatively easy. Buildings that are front on are the quickest to do. However, when angles are introduced, the fun begins!!



Whenever I start a project, I experiment with various methods of construction. This is time consuming but very rewarding. I usually achieve what I set out to do. For example, I try to make window and door frames with the least amount of bulk.

In this last photo, the door is laid on the top of the 'clap board' but in the end, I cut a hole in the wall for the door so that it is flush with the walls. Does that make sense? I'll post more photos when it is finished.

Enjoy!

10 comments:

  1. I have tried, without success, to recreate our cedar=shakes home. Your picture showed me a great idea. thanks!

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  2. Wow - that is realism! Look forward to seeing its progress.

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  3. I like the effect but I'm not sure I'd have the patience! It's amazingly realistic!

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  4. Fantastic effect!! The texture is absolutely wonderful!

    Am here via TN&TN - happy WIP Wednesday!

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  5. Wow!! Stunning work....I love the detail

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  6. Wow! That is just amazing how real it looks!

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  7. Wonderful! I tried house siding once -- did it in single strips, overlapped and hand-stitched. Your method is much more realistic. I can see where corners/angles would be tricky though. I think the door looks great, even in the 'before' photo...and am interested to see how the 'after' turns out.

    And the stoop is...? Painted heavy-weight interfacing?

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  8. Just catching up on your blog and found this!!! Thank you!!! Great instructions! and your finished piece is wonderful and so beautifully done and very artistically framed!

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