|Frankenflower, mixed media textile collage|
I found this Frankenstein face on a scrap of wood laying in the street. Awesome sauce! I love when the Art Gods & Goddesses leave me little treasures like that.
My first thought wasn't flowers of course. I just wanted to play around with stamping and acrylic paint. I made a few prints on muslin scraps, was quite pleased, and increased my pile of do-something-interesting-with-this-someday.
|Frankenflower, mixed media textile collage, detail-a|
Someday arrived much later (two years? more?) and I was ready to experiment with sewing on my hand stampings. Not in the mood for scary scary but fun - like electricity bolts. In shades of purple embroidery floss so it pops. Then hey, those orange beads I have a million of, use those. (As you can see they also pop up as fringe.) Since this was going the very handsewn route I emphasized the rustic-ness by layering scraps of purple fabrics and a base of orange fabric.
Wasn't sure how the image would read and was feeling pretty pleased at my clever title so I spelled it out in more embroidery floss.
|Frankenflower, mixed media textile collage, detail-b|
Now what? It didn't seem like an item precious enough for a frame but too fun to stick on a card front. Thus a little hanger of more fabric scraps so it can be displayed - because half the fun of Halloween is decorating! Go see for yourself at my Etsy shop: /www.etsy.com/shop/PegasaurusArt. Or if you'e in Amazon Handmade mode: /www.amazon.com/handmade/PegasaurusArt