My minor eye issue has continued, keeping me from doing a lot of close work....but over the last couple days I was finally able to finish the small wall piece I've been blogging about over the last week.I wanted to share a few tips about how I mounted the work. Due to the weight of the laser cut motif, I decided to use a cradled wood frame. (a thin veneer replaces the typical canvas wrap.) Eliminating the bulking canvas corners is beneficial when working with wool, plus the sturdiness of the wood helps to support the metal piece.
I begin by wrapping the frame with a thin layer of batting......
Next I add the almost completed embellished wool. My friend Kate shared this great tip....to keep the top in perfect position as the edges are stapled to the back......secure it with thumb tacks!! Isn't that clever?!?
You'll notice the laser cut motif has not been added yet.
Before wrapping, I determined its placement and drilled holes into the wood. Next, a thin wire was threaded from the back, through a hole, around a narrow 'leg' of the motif and through the corresponding hole to the back side where it was twisted tightly to secure the motif.
LIGHTNING AT SUN SET 8" x 8" © 2014
Artist deconstructed screen printed wool, hand
embroidered, bead embellished, featuring a laser cut metal motif.
I'm linking to several great sites where you will enjoy seeing what other creative endeavors others have been up to this week. Nina-Marie's Off The Wall Friday, Sarah's Whoop, Whoop Friday, and Crazy Mom.