Wednesday, May 11, 2022

Face Frenzy

Once I started making fabric, quilted faces ---well I fell in love with the process.  They are much quicker than a quilt plus they are more forgiving and so fun!   I have a finish (or two) that will show up Friday.

But for now, why not see some "beginnings?"   First I start with a face shape (more or less - ha ha) made with fabric that is backed with fusible web.  These two are made with two pieces of hand-dyed fabric from Colorways by Vicki from the Basic Color Wheel Light collection.  

Because of the way I am doing this, I have mirror image pieces - so I get 
Two for the work of One. 

Then I start adding facial features.  While it isn't my norm, I did the 
mouths on these first, because I saw the fabric I wanted for it. 
Yes that is more hand-dyed from Vicki. 

Then I added the eyes and finally the noses. 
Those eyes are not completed yet. They need to have the
pupils added - I do that with an ultra-fine Black Sharpie. 
Then I will use either paint OR a white gel pen to add 
the highlight in those eyes.  

I have decided to give them different hairstyles and hair colors. 
I am sure it will make them look very different, even though
the base design is so similar. 
I have not decided on a background yet. 
It is easier to simply create the faces and lightly fuse them
right on a silicone release sheet or parchment paper.

Stay tuned for more changes. 
I hope to have these two finished for Friday May 20th
for the Friday Face Off that week. 

Don't forget to return this Friday for a look at the 
first two fabric/collage/quilted faces that I have
made since starting this challenge. 

Meanwhile, my brain keeps coming up with ideas for even more faces, so

Until Next Time,  
Stay Creative 

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Barbara said...

Fun!And there’s nothing like loving what you are doing. Looking forward to Friday!

Jeanna said...

More pretty artwork, Gene. I look forward to seeing these on the 20th as well as what you share this Friday.

Cheryl's Teapots2Quilting said...

Great lip fabric. These look fun!

A Left-Handed Quilter said...

I agree with everyone else - they look FUN - and I'm looking forward to both Fridays! - ;))

Vicki W said...

Even though faces in art give me the heebie jeebies, I did want to stop by and say that it looks like you are having fun with all of your faces!

Christine said...