Monday, May 26, 2008


Irises, Paper Quilt, (5" x 7")
Fannie Narte

Making fabric paper for the past two days was fun. "Irises" was made from those papers. After designing a pattern, I cut out the individual pieces of the pattern from various fabric paper. The pieces were then fused onto a 5" x 7" piece of blue fabric paper and stitched into place. Carbon pencil was used to create shadows, and black paint was used to outline the image.

Thanks for looking.


Sherry said...

Funny you chose the iris. I planted some last weekend and when I checked them yesterday, "something" had dug them up. :( Yours are definitely prettier than mine.

StegArt said...

It looks very much like stained glass. Lovely.

Noel said...

Well done Fannie....I was able to see some of your fabric paper up close on this it.
Now you just make me want to play more and!
I have a question....where oh where do you put all your lovely pieces of must have an extremely large studio!


Fannie said...

Hi, Sherry. We're still connected . . . I wonder what dug them up? Sorry about that.

Thanks, Terri.

Thanks for your question, Noel. I give a lot away, but I'm also saving certain pieces to put into my Etsy shop, which is under construction. Irises will probably go into the shop.

Studio--ha, ha! I have a small space next to my kitchen and family room. But it's my space, and it's sufficient for my needs. Although it's small, there's always room to accommodate friends who wanted to come and play. ;-D

morningDove said...

i love it when i seem to flow along beside you. i saw a demo on making iris fabric papers and wanted to try. don't know about an iris maybe a flower from my garden - like Papa's roses. The demo talked about using a blending pen, have you ever used one of those?

Fannie said...

I like that you flow along beside me, Dove. I feel that way about you when I visit your blog and you take me on a meditative journey.

Your idea sounds great, Dove. Go for it. Blending pen--I've only used it in my colored pencil work. I'll flow alongside you on this one. ;-D

Lisa M Griffin said...

Wow... paper quilting! You are so talented with any type of quilting, no material the materials. I love the iris, image of the warmth of the colors you used, especially that pop of red.

ScaryCheri said...

wow those look like stained glass Fannie. I have purple irises in my garden. They are such a delicate looking flower. Well done. Hugz, Scary

Melissa & Emmitt said...

wow fannie!
the flower paper collages are amazing!

Diana Evans said...

oh wow Fannie...this piece is so beautiful...I am amazed at how quickly you create these masterpieces....

Ku'ulei said...

Ooo. This turned out nice!

Jacq said...

I like your irises. The black paint really gives nice a stained glass effect.

Fannie said...

Hi, Lisa--back at you. You're great at creating drawings, paintings, etc., no matter the medium. The red does make it pop, doesn't it? I was unsure about that bit of color at first.

Hi, Scary. I did try to make it look like stained glass, kind of like my silk painting. Glad to see it worked with paper.

Melissa, isn't it amazing what one can do with a piece of paper, muslin, paint and shredded dried flowers and leaves?

Hi, Diana . . . speaking of "creating quickly" . . . I am amazed at how quickly you create your illustrations . . . every day! Those are your masterpieces.

Hi, Sweet . . . does that mean you want this one too? ;-D Such nice validation coming from you. 4-3!

Thanks, Jacq. Have you tried creating paper quilts with your fabric paper? Again, you are the one who turned me on to fabric paper because of the postcard you sent me, which led me to onlline classes, etc. You've taught me a lot, Jacq. Thanks!

Tiddly Inks said...

I really like this. Very pretty and unique.