Class with Christine Fries

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This picture is the result of an amazing class I took from Christine Fries, whose work can be found at loveabideth.com. She hand-painted the tree and sky using dyes, to keep the canvas soft (fabric paints make the canvas hard). I outlined the sky in thread, and then heavily thread painted the tree and branches to add texture. We glued fibers on to the tree and ground for added texture. Leaves (seen on the ground) were made using cotton fabric and Sulky water soluble stabilizer. The butterflies were also made with cotton fabric, stabilizer, and lots of metallic thread.

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