Easter installation our church did in 2011, we were invited to participate in another one for Epiphany this year.
On the Sunday before Christmas we were invited to take home a "square" and have it done and turned in two weeks later. Today was the first day we got to enjoy it in our sanctuary.
And what was the "painting" we were putting up? This icon:
In any case, the painting was divided into 30 squares and we could pick up a copy of the square we wanted to do:
When I had that fixed, I added more lines in the dark green:
I was a little worried about something catching a loop or loose end and ripping everything out, so I covered the back with masking tape as I went:
I continued to fill in areas:
Here it is finished and "bound":
The glitter one was very popular. I always like the ones done with ripped paper. The top right square of the right figure's halo was done with some very effective 3D effects. The halo looks like corrugated metal (but maybe it's stiff paper?), I think the hair is string and the top of the staff looked like a stick. And I think one of the squares in the very top row is done with tinted photographs. That idea occurred to me but I didn't know if I could do it. I hope to get a closer look next week.
I just love these projects. I also was reminded how much I enjoy rug hooking. I have had that scrap of netting to do a rug for years and now I wonder why I hadn't done it yet??? And the grid method of copying a picture is just so easy, it makes me think I could take a photograph and make a hooked rug hanging from it. I would love to take an "iconic" family picture (doesn't every family have those pictures we all know and have seen a hundred times?), simplify it, and hook a rug. And you know if I do, I'll tell you all about it!
Substitutes......... - Some of the strips in this Trip Around the World aren't full width. If I had enough fabric I cut one extra strip and then cut a piece from it to finish t...
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