Mariposa by Barb Forrister
Mariposa measures 8 X 8 and is set on a 10 X 10 painted canvas.
The background was quilted on a piece of hand dyed cotton. The branches are composed of upholstery fibers and hand dyed lace. The leaves are machine appliqued in a 3 dimensional manner such that they rise off the surface, creating a canopy effect. The flowers are composed of painted and heat distressed lutradur and are tacked down strategically such that they are allowed to come forward. The butterfly was soft sculpted and painted with acrylic and 3Dimensional paints to convey the pattern in the wings.
Dimension: 8″ X 8″ mounted on a 10″ X 10″ canvas
Date Completed: July 2012
Materials: Cotton, Upholstery Fibers, Lutradur, Timtex, Machine Wrapped Cording, Fibers, Acrylic and Metallic Paint and Batting
Techniques: Dyed and Painted, Machine Wrapped Cording, Thread Painted, Heat Distressed Lutradur, Machine Appliquéd and Quilted, Soft Sculpted
Exhibits and Venues:
2012: The Austin Fiber Art Show at Arts of Rural Texas Ross Gallery in Fayetteville, Texas
Private Collection of Rayanne Bernede