The picture doesn't show it too well, but I used this very interesting material called Angelica film to cover some areas of the quilt and it gave those places an iridescent kind of shimmer. I also used hand embroidery stitching both around the edges and throughout to quilt the piece together. All in all, I was pretty pleased. It seems my hand stitching could use some improvement, according to the judges sheet, so that is something I can work on this coming year.
Finally I have crossed the line in my mind. I've always been an out of the box quilter, but now that I have officially made my first mixed media quilt, I know I am not going back anytime soon. I just want to keep pushing and keep exploring this new world and discovering more about myself and my art in the process.
Have you tried to find more in your art recently?