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Sherrill's Artwork:Digital Images
I love doing digital images.  I use Picasa and
Photoscape for most of my work, but I also use
Paint Shop Pro.  I add paint, collage, colored
pencil work, oil pastels, ink or any other media
that works well with the image.
This piece is done on one piece
of fabric.  I added various
appliqué elements to the piece. I
also added beads, machine
embroidery, and digital images
printed on fabric.
This is a large piece that focus' on
my family.  Joel and I are at the top,
mom and dad are in the middle, and
Joel as a child is at the bottom.  
There is an extensive use of
Jacquard's Extravorganza (printable
silk organza) on the piece as well as
paper pieces.  There are also
buttons added as a design element.  
For the two pieces above, I used fabric that was not
coated with an inkjet surface.  I cut a piece 8 1/2" by 22"
from a roll of Jacquard's cotton with a paper backing.  I
ran the fabric through the printer twice.  While the ink
was fresh, I sprayed it with water, making the images
bleed.  I added detail to the designs with more paint and
also colored pencil.  I found that the black ink didn't run
like the color.  This spraying technique will not work on
laser printed fabric.
This piece is done on whole
cloth.  It started with a white
piece of cotton that I painted
with layers of paint.  I scraped
into the paint while it was wet,
creating a textured surface.  I
added appliqué pieces of fabric
that were printed on inkjet
fabric.  I added colored pencil
lines and textures to finish the
piece.
This piece was created like the two pieces below. The background was printed onto cotton
and then sprayed. I added paint colors to the piece.  I added appliqué painted pieces to the
design. To finish the piece,  I added sewn satin stitch lines across some of the collage
pieces.  
I created both of the above pieces at a store called Rainbow
Silks in Great Missenden, England.  I printed two pieces of
Jacquard's cotton inkjet fabric first.  I sewed the two pieces
together in the middle.  I added appliqué to both pieces
using inkjet fabric.  I also created long strips of fabric to add
to the surface.  I made something called fabric cords to add
to the piece.  To make fabric cords, I wet a strip of fabric
about 1/4" to 1/2" wide and twisted it into cord on the
ironing board.  I ironed the twisted fabric while it was wet
and it left the cord twisted and ready to use on creative
projects.
The piece above and to the right are from
photographs.  I brought both images into
the computer and created strong
contrast.  I took a piece of fabric that had
white grids on it (the piece above) and
small stars (the piece to the right) ironed
them onto freezer paper.  I printed the
images on the fabrics.  To finish them I
applied a coat of matte medium.
DIGITAL
IMAGES
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