Sunday, November 11, 2007

Helen's page!




These are the front and back of a my Fiber Art Friends page swap for Helen. Her theme was "India". I decided to create a peacock feather on one side and a hand with a henna design on the other side.

The peacock is the national bird of India. Working out the design was fun. I stared at a lot of feathers and was amazed at how different they look.

When I was reading about henna painting it said "the henna is laid out onto the skin like a thread" - well, now, I laid out my henna design with thread on top of a piece of dyed organza.

I finished it off with some beads around the edges of this seven-inch square piece.

8 comments:

jenclair said...

I find the henna designs fascinating! So intricate. This is a great page, Kim, front and back.

verobirdie said...

This is beautiful! The contrast between front and back is attractive too.

StegArt said...

Both are fabulous, but I'm really drawn to the hand/henna design.

Helen in the UK said...

When you posted that my page was finished and on your blog I had to decide - to peek or not to peek!?!?

I couldn't resist - IT LOOKS FAB!!! Your threadwork looks amazing. Can't wait to see. Hope the mail service is kind and doesn't keep me in suspense too long :)

Carol said...

Oh this is lovely, well done Kim. Lucky Helen!

Deb Geyer said...

wonderful, Kim! I look forward to seeing something larger!

Micki said...

Wow this is fantastic. I love the feather, but really am drawn to the henna hand.

sion said...

very cool. I especially like the way the henna one turned out.