Saturday, June 13, 2009

Fifth Element

Most people don't beleive that this "tapestry" came into being with nothing more than some organza and a low wattage soldering iron. It's true.

Using 4 - 9 layers of multicolored translucent organza, I use a metal guide (in this case a dough slicer) with a fine tipped soldering iron to make the patterns. The soldering iron both textuizes and fuses at the same time. No sewing. No glue. No mess. But I do use a respirator. The symbols for the 4 directions were made with very thick embellishment glue on a non stick surface. Then I used either metal foil or 23k gold.

You can't see it, but the sides are bound and held in place with thick copper wire embelished with fine brass wire.

Inspiration: the Movie of the same title by Luc Besson.

Art and image copyright 2009 by Suzie Wolfer- all rights reserved.


Suzie Wolfer LCSW said...

Opps! Forgot to mention that if you double click on the image, you'll get a lovely close up to see the texture and the sparkle.


Mary lin Huskamp said...

Suzie, the Texture is FABULOUS!!!! Love this!

OBdaDA said...

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