Thursday, July 3, 2008

Christmas in July






















Some art inspired ornaments that I made as gifts last Christmas.
After Van Gogh, I, 2008
felt, stitching, acrylics, ribbon, trim, glitter, sequins and beads


After Van Gogh, II, 2008
felt, stitching, acrylics, ribbon, trim, glitter, feathers, sequins and beads


After Chagall, I, 2008
felt, stitching, acrylics, ribbon, trim, glitter, sequins and beads


After Picasso, 2008
felt, stitching, acrylics, ribbon, trim, glitter, sequins and beads


After Rubens, 2008
felt, stitching, acrylics, ribbon, trim, glitter, feathers, sequins and beads


After Lautrec, 2008
felt, stitching, acrylics, ribbon, trim, glitter, sequins and beads


After Chagall, II, 2008
felt, stitching, acrylics, ribbon, trim, glitter, feathers, sequins and beads

5 comments:

Susan Beauchemin said...

I own, "After Ghagall" I'm not waiting till Christmas, I have it up on my wall and love it!

artslice said...

OK, Martha, you rock! These are so amazing, love them all especially no. 1. Did you draw on the faces and then stitch or are they painted/ink? You've inspired me to post my felt ornaments I made for a show last xmas... I may have to try to make figures. (? don't know if I can pull it off.) How long did each piece take?!

Bravo,
Brenda

Martha Miller said...

Hi Gurrls:

Glad you love yours, Sue!


Brenda:

I made photocopies of the paintings that I wanted to copy, then copied those with a felt tip marker on a piece of white felt. I then put the felt over a second piece of felt and sewed all the contours and details with black thread, then trimmed around the figure. Next I painted the figure with acrylics and when dry, sewed on beads, sequins, etc. Oh - I put the loop of ribbon to hang the ornament between the 2 pieces of felt before stitching them together. They are alot of fun to make! I made a bunch of felt birds, too - I'll have to post them!
How long did each piece take - hmmm, probably about an hour apiece? I did them assembly line fashion - drew them all, stitched them all, etc.
I'll look for yours on your blog!

artslice said...

So very cool, thanks for that info!

Martha Miller said...

you're welcome - have fun!