Saturday, March 19, 2022

November 2015 Floral Splendor #9

Saturday, March 19, 2022

This piece I selected for November because of the fall coloring of the background batik and the darker colors of the flowers.  It is another piece from my 2014 series of collaged broderie perse appliques over commercial batiks.  It is part of the series that I used for my June and August pieces and was the 9th one created from that series.  This one hangs in a frame on my wall.

Image Copyright © 2015 Judith Ahlborn


Saturday, March 12, 2022

October 2015 Flowers and a Butterfly #3

Saturday, March 12, 2022

This is another Translucent Layering piece I created in 2014.  I added a little fun into the composition with strips of zebra fabric.  I painted over the fused chiffon on the bottom layer and stitched around the fabric design.  I then appliqued the flowers, fabric strips, and butterfly, and free motion stitched over them.

Image Copyright © 2015 Judith Ahlborn

 

Thursday, February 17, 2022

September 2015 Translucent Layering #4

Thursday, February 17, 2022 

This next piece was created in 2012 as part of my 52 weeks of art, this was the 4th in my series that I call Translucent Layering.  I didn’t use my computer to design this one, I simply played around with collaging fabrics together.  The lowest layer is a floral drapery fabric with a printed chiffon fabric fused on top.  I stitched and painted over the design.  I printed the butterfly on a fabric sheet, cut it out and appliqued it on top.

Image Copyright © 2015 Judith Ahlborn

Monday, February 7, 2022

August 2015 Tulip Collage #7

Monday, February 7, 2022 

Up next for my 2015 calendar is the piece I selected for August.  This is another piece from my 2014 series of collaged broderie perse appliques over commercial batiks.  It is part of the same series as my piece I showed you for June.  This was the 7th one I did for that series.  I still enjoy this series and display them around my house in frames or on small easels.

Image Copyright © 2015 Judith Ahlborn



Monday, January 24, 2022

July 2015 Floral Fabric Yellow Cast

Monday, January 24, 2022 

Next up in my 2015 Calendar is my image for the month of July.  This is a piece I did back in 2012 when I did my first year of 52 weeks of art.  It is a very simple piece, but it was a fun experiment.  I had some floral home decorating fabric that was left over.  Since I was making an 8 x 10 piece, I used a readymade picture mat with an 8 x 10 opening as a view finder.  I scanned it over the fabric to find a floral arrangement that made a good composition.  Having plenty of fabric with lots of repeats, I cut out three of the same ‘composition’.  I used a light wash of acrylic paint and painted over each one in a different color allowing the flowers to show through.  I did this one in yellow, and one in pink and one in turquoise.  I then fused batting to the back and stitched the floral pattern.  I framed and hung all three together as a set.  I got my idea from Andy Warhol’s pictures of Marilyn Monroe where he did the exact same image multiple times in different colors.

Image Copyright © 2015 Judith Ahlborn


 

Saturday, January 15, 2022

June 2015 Tulip Collage #1

Saturday, January 15, 2022 

Welcome to 2022!  It is hard to believe that another year is behind us, but we always have much to look forward to in this new year ahead.  I hope that you had a nice holiday break and now you are ready for working on some new art or digging up some old projects to finish them.   I have actually started doing both in a way.  I am making some new art out of some old art.  For a number of my old pieces that were just sitting in a box, I am cutting up, rearranging, repainting, and remixing them into new pieces that hopefully I can enjoy in a new way.  I wish you much fun in whatever artistic endeavors you have planned for the year.

Back to where I left off on my yearly calendar, this piece from 2014 is simply a collaged broderie perse applique over a commercial batik fabric.  It reminds me of a watercolor painting, and it is still one of my favorites today.

Image Copyright © 2015 Judith Ahlborn

Friday, November 12, 2021

May 2015 Translucent Layering #9

Friday, November 12, 2021 

Also created in 2012 as part of my 52 weeks of art, this is the 9th in my series that I call Translucent Layering.  Again, I designed the layout of the piece in Photoshop Elements.  The ‘lowest’ background layer is a commercial batik with a chiffon overlay fused on top.   It has a stitched and painted swirl design as well as adding some couched yarn in a swirl pattern.  The butterfly was printed to fabric, appliqued and free motion stitched.  I also added some tiny silk flowers that I removed from the stems and stitched on top.

Image Copyright © 2015 Judith Ahlborn