Sunday, 10 February 2008

Ink is Dark

I've finished another page for my blank board book. At the moment I'm leaving all the pages loose till I have enough to fill the book so I can arrange them best, with suitable pages which compliment each other together. I'll just keep making them and enjoying the process.

This page is based on a haiku I wrote recently, inspired by the fact that really our modern world would be impossible without the written word, whether that is on paper or on a computer screen. Of course as a librarian this fact was never lost on me, anyway!

The haiku reads:

Ink is dark and true
A pen is a mightly weapon
Black words rule the World

The background for this piece is muslin (or calico in U.K.) sprayed with a variety of colours of Moon Shadow Mist. I then added a piece of fabric featuring books (from Equilter), at the right, which was stitched down in the lines separating the books. The Haiku was stamped on plain muslin, using individual letters and sepia coloured ink. At the bottom I stamped Alphastamps Penmanship stamp using black Versacraft ink. I added an image from Alphastamps Chalkboard paper collage sheet, layered it up with blue felt (also from Alphastamps) and stitched this down in position. I added scrolls from Self-Adhesive felt scrol in black.
In the middle I added the words Modern Sunday School, which come from an actual Sunday School book and were applied with Diamond Glaze which was also added to the top.
I stamped the pen (from Alphastamps) on a transparency using Blue Staz-On and stitched it on at the left side.
Finally I added two self-adhesive flowers from Wild Saffron Felt Flower Stickers (also from Alphastamps)


Lenna Andrews said...

Frieda, this is lovely!
I did not know you were a Librarian! No wonder reading, words & writing are such a part of you. That is wonderful. We visit the Library every other week at least.

I like your Haiku. And that you wrote it and added it to your fabric art. Are you making fabric pages to cover the pages of a blank board book? And I am thinking this must be something just for you, to keep. With all the art you trade and send away, this is a marvelous idea!
: ) lenna

QueenB said...

I agree with Lenna, Frieda! What a fabulous piece ;)


Debby said...

Frieda this is wonderful. It will be a fabulous book.


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