OK, it is finally time to show what I have been working on so long behind the scenes.
My middle son will be married this weekend and I made a commemorative piece for them.
So I received several photos of lovely vistas in San Diego, but this background kept calling me. It is sunset at La Jolla Shores where they went on the first date. The figures are from one of their engagement photos on the same shore line.
For fabrics I used silk, cotton, some kind of see through fabric (the name escapes me so early in the am,) paints, inks, beads, machine stitching and hand embroidery. The figures were silk screened by my dear friend and I am in debt to her for this - it came out so well, that my jury thought it was one of the best pieces!
I hand colored the people and used various paint and inks for the background sections to get the right feel for the scene.
The figures were slightly raised by using a very thin batt material under the cotton batt - cut out to the size of the figures.
In conclusion- I like it and think they will too!