I have a lot of little projects that sit on my desk until I'm ready to figure out the next steps or just find some time.
Since I am waiting on a fabric order to complete the Queen Size quilt I'm working on I took the break to complete some littler art projects.
This was an idea I had from a favorite photo of a friends cat.
His name is Brighton.
Teri dresses her cats and uses them at cat shows as fund raisers to help raise awareness of pet care; ownership and breeding.
She ran her own cattery of Cornish Rex called Furrydance Cattery.
For this tote bag I used stencils; acrylic ink; rubber stamps; embossing powders; metallic markers; lace; and buttons.
The image was first put on silk, then I cut it out and stitched it down by machine.
Alas, I may have occluded more of the photo than I had intended with the paints and stencils. But the face is still lovely. I'm going to make another steam-punk kitty and may use this image as part of it. Doesn't he just need a monocle?
I used the peacock blue embossing powders to add the color. I used also the metallic blue and black inks to create the splatter effect. I simply masked the area I didn't want splatter on with post it notes that I cut in round shapes so there would be no hard edges.
I'm mailing it out to her tomorrow.
I have another small cat piece but I'm not allowed to show it yet. Hopefully soon I will have exciting news.
Also working on small bird themed prayer flags. I need to update my Etsy site with some new works as well. Alas, still trying to get my website up and running.
I wonder how much I could get done if I didn't have a day job? LOL