Sewing and Stitching

April 8, 2016

 

I'm in the process of sewing and stuffing the textile organs that will go alongside each Disney princess painting, for the Disney Dismembered series. As this is all fairly new to me, I thought it would be useful to document each step of the process in this post.

 

I either painted the organs with oil paints or drew them in pencil, and once they had dried, photocopied each one and covered the picture with a thick layer of Image Maker (which is very similar to PVA glue). I then stuck each image onto raw, unprimed canvas material, which is what gives each piece the worn and weathered effect, and let them dry overnight. In the morning, I rubbed the paper off each image using a wet sponge, to reveal the stained organ on the material underneath. I then stuffed each piece after sewing on a back with the sewing machine, and embellished each organ with exaggerated stitching and red thread. 

 

Using image maker was actually fairly simple and straight-forward, and I'm really happy with how each piece turned out!

 

- A

 

 

 

 

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