20 June 2016

The Black Box


I have been working on this for over a week and things aren't going so well. Here I am up to now.


This is the design I am going to use on the front and back panels of the box. This is a "kantha" stitched book I made at the Dorothy Caldwell workshop. On the top of the box I will make a sun and moon.


Paper patterns for transferring the designs once sketched onto the box. The main problem, you can't see the image on the black box so I had to scribe them in with a ballpoint pen and pressure.


There is trouble in Paradise surrounding this box and I may have to go to plan B. More to come.

5 comments:

  1. Hei Beth, it seems like a very fine project you are working on. I love the stitches you made so far. Maybe it is an idea to use white chalk to transfer your patterns? Love to see the results when it is ready!

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  2. Have you tried light colored transfer paper? I got some years ago I think at a quilt shop. It at least gives you a start that you can trace over after the design is on your surface. I used to do painted wood items, and occasionally traced designs over black, and that seemed to be the best way. Take your time, the way will come!

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  3. They say the practice of creating art calls for flexible thinking...Good luck! I like the bird images and the teal and black...

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  4. It'll be interesting to see how you resolve this. I'm staying tuned.

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  5. Oh my, I think I just fell in love.

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