Tuesday, October 26, 2010

Gunnr with his Portrait....

This is how I spent the morning...

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Gunnr's Portrait Quilt

Quilted and ready for an edge treatment.
I am considering just a facing...

Gunnr doesn't appear to be overly impressed with his portrait, but I am just tickled with it.

I am also anxious to get busy with the Neocolors II crayons again soon!

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May Your Bobbin Always Be Full,


Talin's Corner said...

You should be tickled with it. It looks great, even if Gunnr is not impressed.

Cheryl said...

It looks just like him ,but he looks shy or bashful in real life. =) CUTE!!

LuAnn Kessi said...

Exuberant...... never shy and never bashful.
He is trying to be obedient for the photo.
As soon as Brad was done taking his picture, Gunnr jumped 5 feet straight up in the air.

Angie said...

I love Gunnr's portrait! Your quilting is beautiful.

Travel Nut said...

Your portrait of Gunnr looks like a David Taylor original. I'm anxious to try something like this when I get home and now I know where to come for help!

Anonymous said...

I love you portrait of Gunnr.
I must read further in your blog and see how you did it.
I have a bichon and aviod doing his portrait. Too much fur.
Ricky in Winnipeg

LuAnn Kessi said...

Thank you all for your kind and supportive comments.
It was great fun working on this portrait quilt.
I have to say the Neocolors II makes this process fun and easy.
Following along closely with the original photo, as you color with the crayons, is quite necessary, it helps so much in determining the light and dark areas.
I hope you will give it a try.

LuAnn Kessi said...

Also, use a light touch when coloring with the Neocolors II......a little goes a long way.
Too heavy of an application of crayon can create a heavy wax across the surface of the fabric when it is wet.
Also a very light touch with the mixture of Textile Medium and water. Dip the brush in, but tap off most of the liquid, then apply it to the fabric.
Dab the fan brush on the crayon, do not drag it across, or it will blend and smear the colors, unless that is the look you want.

Vicki W said...

Gunnr looks wonderful!

Ruth said...

Great portrait!

Teje said...

Fantastic portret!!! Gunnr look adorable!
Best wishes from Teje

Jennifer MacNabb said...

Wow, what a great portrait of Gunnr. I have 2 dogs and 1 cat and I've been wanting to put them in a quilt somehow. Did you use any books or instructions to help create it or did you just play until you got what you wanted. My one dog is a Samoyed, which is all white, you cant tell in my pictures but she has a full "mane" that I want to capture in the portrait. Any suggestions? I will definately use your portrait for inspiration. You should go into business doing animal portraits. :)

Maria Elkins said...

Love your portrait! Love the simplicity of printing the Photoshopped image directly on fabric :) Can't wait to see what you do next!

Corliss said...

Left a comment after your Cow Calf Pair post and then I found this one featuring Gunnr. The completed quilt is beautiful and now I am even more excited to try this. I see also that you use textile medium so no heat set required? Thank you for all your work.

LuAnn Kessi said...

Hi Corliss,
Yes, I do heat set the Neocolor Portraits after they have dried. I think it gives a softer hand to the fabric, although the Neocolors do not make the fabric stiff at all.
You will enjoy playing with Neocolor II Crayons!
Have Fun,
LuAnn in Oregon