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Art Show: Flower of the Month: Queen Anne’s Lace

Meadow Lace

by Nan Thompson

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Art: Meadow Lace by Artist Nan Thompson
I love Queen Anne’s Lace! Noxious weed? Maybe, but also, delicate wildflower. When you really examine this flower close-up, you cannot believe what your eyes may miss. It has an intricately complex and unique structure, like snowflakes. Because of this intricacy, I wanted to use the actual flower itself. So I sun-printed dried blossoms on cloth using Setacolor (an acrylic that works like a dye). I wasn’t pleased, as the background was too light to show the flowers well. I dyed another cloth – blue sky and let it dry. Then I wrinkled the bottom portion so that the dye would seep into the crevices and be darker to get the effect of a tangled mass of weeds. Then I cut the blossoms out of the first fabric very carefully and positioned them on my new fabric. I then added puff paint to highlight the flower heads. The dragonfly is from a sheer fabric.

Detail Images

Detail Image for art Meadow Lace

Note the Puffy paint

Detail Image for art Meadow Lace

Detail Image for art Meadow Lace


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