Sunday, April 17, 2016

HEAVILY TEXTURED LITTLE WALL HANGING with rusted found items



Hand painted fabric, layered, shapes cut out to reveal the underneath colors, embellished with beads and polymer clay discs.

Rusted found stuff, like bottle caps, washers, half a sieve etc. are held down with bold stitches. A frayed red piece of jersey fabric, I once found on the beach, and a yellow plastic scrap add more texture.


This is a bead made from rolled magazine paper.

I love the bottle cap fringe with the polymer clay beads. These beads and discs were made by the daughter of a friend, long ago when she was a girl. She is all grown up now, married and has a little baby. Back then I once made her day by buying a whole bunch of her beads. Over the years I dug in that box again and again, using beads for projects. Now the box is almost empty. The round red beads are also made from polymer clay and were given to me as a bracelet by another friend. Now they are recycled here.


I always pick up from the ground things that appeal to me, stuff that tells me I can use it in some kind of creative project. Twigs and stones and branches, all kind of dry things like fruit and seeds from trees and bushes, and my favorites, rusted iron items. I store these in a basket and when some muse speaks to me, I take them out.


This little wall hanging measures 50x30cm (20x12"), worked by hand and sewing machine. It is padded and has a beautiful backing fabric.

I made a similar piece three years ago which you can see here.
 

13 comments:

Dawn of LaTouchables said...

How charming, Yael! I could recognize your distinctive style anywhere. This resembles your paintings. :-)

wanda miller said...

so very EXQUISITE Yael. such marvelous stories enriching your work. I will be staring and gazing off and on all day. The tactile, I wish I could hold them in my hands and talk with you all day about all the labor of love I can barely see from here. BEAUTIFUL BEAUTIFUL hangings! xo

Bob Bushell said...

How beautiful is that, I must try and see your other. Superb images Yael.

Inger said...

Love what you make, you are so creative. Hope all is well.

Tomoko said...

What a creative beautiful work! Those details with bottle caps and beads are so charming,Yael. I hope you enjoy your spring!

Tammie Lee said...

I am glad that you showed us the details and explained what it is made of. I would not have none from the first image. It is wonderful how lovely and vibrant your creation came to be from all the bits you collected.

christiene said...

Ha Yael,
This is art with a capital A.
so beautiful !! colorful, a real eye-catcher.
on the wall.
with kind regards
Christiene.

christiene said...

This is art with a capital K...
groetjes Christiene.

Inger said...

Back to say thanks for the hug. I'm really OK, just some days are a bit, well challenging.

stardust said...

How creative and resourceful you are, Yael! This is made up of many different interesting items. Have happy days ahead.

Yoko

Janice / Dancing with Sunflowers said...

Your work is so detailed and intricate, and beautifully done. It's a joy to look at.

Inger said...

I love your colors. Art from the desert in all glorious colors. Just beautiful.

stardust said...

Dear Yael - I stop by to say hello and many thanks for your visit and comment on my latest post. Hope you’re doing fine with good health and spirit.

Yoko