First I picked out a photo of myself.....then it was time to go to Kinko's and enlarge it (alot). After that was done, I simplified the image.......
Then came the fun part.......gathering all of my ugly swap fabrics and adding even more ugly fabrics. I then cut out the fabrics into 9 inch squares. One square was equal to one block in the quilt.
Then I cut fusible web into 8 1/2 inch squares and traced the image onto each square of fusible. Once that was done, I fused the web to the wrong side of each fabric square and cut it apart on the lines. So when I was done I had a piles of eyes, mouths, ears, hair, etc
Then I picked out different fabrics from each parts pile, put together the face like a jigsaw puzzle and fused it all down onto muslin squares. Then I satin stitched around everything to keep it in place.
I really like how it turned out......the quilt was juried into Quilt Odyssey. I went to see it at the show and my then 6 year old son was with me. A lady at the show asked him if I was going to make his picture into a quilt. He looked at her very seriously and said "Yes, but it won't be called Ugly Brad". Ha, ha....that really made me laugh.
I blew this up alot on the copier too and simplified it.....
It was very different to work with the solids.......and I don't have a photo to show you of the quilt. It is in an exhibit right now......so sorry about that. When I was blowing up this image, I played around with the copier and this picture....
Brad had just lost his two front teeth and I wanted to capture the moment. I copied and blew up the image. I ended up with lots of copies of various parts of his face. And I thought they looked very interesting mixed together so I save them for the future......well the future has arrived and I am ready to do "Purple Brad".
Hoping to get started with laying out the copies later this week and post some photos.....
Fantastico, mira recien estoy sacando algunas fotos, luego veré como dar un tinte divertido para finalmente llevar a la tela.
Thank you for sharing your technique. It must be exciting to have your work exhibited!
I think both are very cool. You were one I thought of when I was pushing this around in my brain... Fun and something different!
I love the "no front teeth " picture.....I like ugly kathy too.......it is fun....
Ugly Kathy is great!
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