My Muse is a Late Bloomer

Project Description

What are you most proud of? 1 - Being introduced to colored pencils as a medium to enhance my quilting and art quilt endeavors. 2 - Creating the two-toned silver hair. 3 - Quilting the background. What advice would you give someone starting this project? Keep a sample sandwich handy to test out the techniques before working on the project. I tested all my colored pencil work.

What you will need

  • Cotton batik
  • fusible fleece
  • Pellon Heavy Interfacing
  • temporary adhesive spray
  • 50/20 Aurifil thread
  • YLI Silk Sparkle thread
  • Prismacolor Premier colored pencils
  • Liquitex Matte Medium
  • Copyright-Free design from Art Nouveau Designs by Penny Brown

Q&A with Joanna Strohn

Artmomma asked:
I love it Shimmers! Your thread painting is beautiful. Every thing is very well done. I highly agree with keeping a test piece handy.
Joanna Strohn answered:
The longer I quilt the more I work with test pieces! Of course, some of my earlier items turned out to be the test pieces as I grew as an artist!
Carol Ann Waugh asked:
Absolutely fabulous! I'm in this class too and really love how you are combining techniques you are learning in other classes to make this wonderful portrait.
Joanna Strohn answered:
Thank you. The courses really are additive. As I go along I take little bits and pieces from the techniques and the wonderful instructors (including you!)
Lola Jenkins asked:
Love your piece of Art Work. The design is very attractive. It's great that you took what you knew and what you learned here and made it your own. That's what thread art is about.
Joanna Strohn answered:
Thank you. I was buying fabric for a mystery quilt yesterday and bought an extra half yard of the light "just in case". I need more opportunities to use colored pencils! It;s great to be able to come back to the class for refreshers and to see what others have done.
Kate Maeda asked:
I hadn't really thought of taking this class until I saw this somewhere, This got me to look at some of the others on the class page, but your's really did it for me, now it's on my wishlist,
Joanna Strohn answered:
I'm glad this inspired you to take the class! I learned so much! When I take a class I rarely do the class project. I'm more interested in learning the techniques and then taking off in my own direction. I often watch all (or almost all) of the lessons before deciding what to do.

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