Sunday, January 16, 2011

Fiber Muse

The Great Goddess of Fiber Muse

 The base of this fiber muse is made from paper cloth or fabric paper.  It starts out as a piece of muslin and then you add tissue paper,magazine pictures, netting, fibers,sequins and anything else that you have on hand.

An angel wrote: Many people will walk in and out of your life, but only true friends will leave footprints in your heart.  Do you see the footprints in the heart?

 This muse was featured in the book Stitch Alchemy combining fabric + paper for mixed-Media Art by Kelli Perkins.  Beryl Taylor also does some great work with fabric paper.  Check out her video.

 The wings can be made from aluminum tape that is used for air conditioners or you can use coke cans.  These wings were stained with alcohol inks from Tim Holtz.

 The bird cage was cut from a die cut using the Cuttlebug.  The bird is cut from a soda can and then stained with the alcohol inks.

 The faces are created by printing on ink jet transparencies and then using Gel Medium it is transferred to the fabric.

Wings can go up or down. When the wings are up it means there is work to do.  When the wings are down it means it is staying with you for awhile and there is still work to do. Do not make one wing up and one wing down since the angel would just fly in circle I think.

  Just so you know, there is a difference in fairy wings and angel wings.  Fairy wings are in two sections like a butterfly and angel wings are just one full piece.

Muses are the goddesses that inspire creativity. 
 Hope this helps with the inspiration.



merriberri said...

I am inspired!

Kelli Nina Perkins said...

These are absolutely wonderful! Very inspiring :)