The lovely clients who purchased my Gears pieces commissioned me to create a two-piece Koi based on my quilted one *see 'that damned fish' label or 'koi finished'
I decided since it would be mounted on canvas similar to the gears I would make one long piece and simply cut it in half.
Here is the Koi that I fused the Tim Holtz assemblage printed tissue in a koi shape to muslin. I'm experimenting with placement.
The black squares represent where there will be cutouts. I painted the branches and added white paper flowers so there will be a 3D effect
Adding color to the petals and flowers
placing on the canvas to get ideas for finishing
detail of paper flowers highlighting where they were beaded down
Almost done! Adding tulle water
It was lovely delivering it to them and watching them hang it in the spot they had already prepared.