Mary Mary Quite Contrary is a 6″ x 6″ x 2″ mixed media piece. It’s part of a series of nine that I’m working on for the show at Glenview Art Gallery in Rockville, MD, coming in November. I began by scanning a photo into Photoshop, then printing it out onto Transfer Artist Paper. I ironed on the transfer to cotton, as you see above.
I drew the square and made an impression of the 2″ deep canvas board to define the edges. I painted the background metallic silver and roughed in the circle guidelines.
She now has a green dress. The first embellishments sewn on were the silver spikes. I added a row of pale blue Swarovski rhinestones inside the spike circle.
The background has a rice stitch with Japanese silver leaf thread. The final touch was the teeny tiny pearl necklace. It’s now stretched onto a 6″ x 6″ x 2″ canvas board.
The collection grows.