A Caribbean Beach
Creating using what I have on hand. I found my box with the tie dyed remnants that I collect. Blues, turquoises and shades of oranges. Its really hot outside so seeing these colors I thought of a Caribbean beach.
I have one bottle of mixed colors of buttons, and another of mixed colors of beads available.
I fished out a collection of ocean colored beads and buttons.
I very often create an entire piece using relatively narrow strips. Today I wanted a defined strong skyline.
I chose a top base from a strip of tie dye which had lots of turquoise and a splotch of yollow/orange on the right side. I immediately saw a sun.
I chose the orange pieces to use for the hot dune area and the green for foliage.
This orange and the blue were the perfect colored threads for the topstitching.
The base construction. I laid these two pieces down over a piece of upcycled flannel sheeting and then began to paint.
The techniques used to create this fabric landscape are very simple, layering and top stitching. I initially chose not to do many embellishments as the colors themselves make a strong statement and once started I tend to get carried away.
I randomly curved some of the strips and stitched them in layers on top of each other.
The base piece is done. I could leave it like this but I will embellish somewhat.
I took some of the beads and strew them across the fabrics. They add, but not enough.
Ok, I have to not think about overdoing it, and just do.
I play with the fabrics and that is when I get the nicest results.
I created a small lush floral garden with flowers and beads.
Another garden on the other side and added beads tumbling down the wavy layers
My Caribbean beach.