Wednesday, February 1, 2012

Heart's Desire: Mixed Media Collage

Heart's Desire: Mixed Media Collage is an 11 X 14 Valentine piece. Photography on fabric has been a new experimentation with my mixed media works. A vintage photo from the internet was downloaded into my pictures program, and printed onto photo fabric. It is done with my Epson Inkjet Printer that uses Dura Bright inks. The beauty of this photo fabric is that it can be stitched with the sewing machine. The heart is made from needlefelted wool roving. Metal is used in this piece. Copper wire from an old telephone line is used with beads and artist's grade copper sheet is stamped with Staz On ink. Polymer clay, beads and recycled Christmas decor is also used. Hand embroidery is done on the felt heart. Click on picture for closer view. Heart's Desire was accepted into the Ozark Empire Fair; Fine Arts Mixed Media Category. 


  1. Hi Judy
    Thats looks really gorgeous, i love all your different experiments and the metal and copper wires look amazing, i dont ever think to add things like that in and it works beautifully :)

  2. Hi Judy thanks as always for taking the time to visit me and leave such encouraging comments x your recent projects are absolutely beautiful and so inspiring !! xx

  3. Your photo printing on fabric works beautifully - its a gorgeous piece of work.

  4. Hello Judy,
    This piece is beautiful and your use of medias is great. The lady adds real atmosphere I have been using photo transfer with my classes and it has been a real success.
    Best wishes,

  5. Hi Judy this is amazing!
    I love it all even the background fabric is divine. From which site did you get that beautiful image?
    Also what type of photo fabric do you use?
    The heart is so textural and interesting!
    Thanks for visiting and leaving such a nice comment!
    X Suzy

  6. Extraordinarily beautiful ...


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