Friday, October 15, 2010

Mediterranean Tile, Progress #6

Mediterranean Tile is coming right along. The base canvas (explanation follows) is finished. Today I tried out my husband's camera & I can't decide about it. The color is definitely more true though. Be sure to check Jan's progress as well. Jan has done the beading, but I have decided to wait till the whole thing is done & do all the beading at once.

The rest of this piece, see pic below, is an overlay. This process is one of Ro Pace's techniques. The base canvas and the overlay are stitched on separate pieces of canvas. Then the overlay will be cut out and become a "mat" for the base piece.

I have elected not to do the overlay as an overlay though. I want to see if I can make it work just as an extension to the base canvas design. Jan will be doing the overlay, so it will be interesting to compare as we go along and then see how the finished pieces differ.


Carolyn said...

This is beautiful, Liz. Can't wait to see how you finish it.

Possibilities, Etc. said...

It's very pretty - but I agree that it would make more sense to do the outer border as part of the design and not an overlay. That's a bit messy, I think, and no clear reason for it.

Rachel said...

I'd be interested in the designer's reason for separating the overlay. Offhand it occurs to me that it might create a stronger sense of perspective, but in an abstract design I'm not sure how necessary that is!

threadmedley said...

Just gorgeous! Hard to believe we are stitching the same design - the change in colors makes such a big difference. I've started the Overlay, so we'll have to see how things look with the next post. It should be interesting.