• Sharon Prigan

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.



Beads and Buttons
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.



Choosing colors
Choosing colors


This orange and the blue were the perfect colored threads for the topstitching.



Coordinating threads
Coordinating threads


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.



Base foundation
Base foundation


I randomly curved some of the strips and stitched them in layers on top of each other.



Layers
Layers


The base piece is done. I could leave it like this but I will embellish somewhat.



landscape base
landscape base


I took some of the beads and strew them across the fabrics. They add, but not enough.



Embellishing with beads
Embellishing with beads


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.



Floral garden
Floral garden


Another garden on the other side and added beads tumbling down the wavy layers

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layers of beads
Layers of beads


My Caribbean beach.




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