Pocketful of borders (Queen of hearts)

detail from "Queen of Hearts" from "Pocketful of Posies" 2010

I’ve been continuously working on the illustrations from Pocketful of Posies, getting them ready for framing. The traveling show of original fabric relief artwork will be launched in mid-Sept. and my husband just began making the wooden shadow box frames. Here’s a series of pictures of the “Queen of Hearts” rhyme, showing the process of adding an additional felt  and metallic braid border and mounting it on red upholstery fabric.  

   

  

  

  

  

  

  

  

Note: See other posts from the Pocketful of Borders series here.

10 thoughts on “Pocketful of borders (Queen of hearts)

  1. Such wonderful colors! These colors are so beautiful together. The upholstery fabric is perfect. What a combo! The figures are so detailed…precious.

    How do you mount without the felt buckling? I think that the added weight of the figures and trims could weight down the felt.

    • Thanks, Helen. The rayon/wool blend felt is quite thick and holds its shape. And you’re right, the added weight of objects helps.

  2. Soooo beautifull.
    I am always happy to receive your post. It put sun in my day.
    Thank you for sharing.
    Monique

  3. The meticulous detail on your work is just amazing! Even around those tiny hearts! I too love the colors of your felt and your color sense. The piece on the masthead is wonderfully organic with the wood and stitches that look like moss, the lady’s wavy gray hair, the little baskets! It makes me happy just to look at it! Goodness, I try not to gush and exclaim as I know it’s annoying, but it just comes out every time I come here!

  4. Good morning Salley,

    Love waking up to one of your delightful posts. Just pre-ordered a second copy of your new book to give to a dear friend who has just discovered you.

    I especially love the colors in the queen of hearts page, yummy!

    Jenny

  5. Your works are a gift to the child in my heart… they are so inspirational. I am ordering pocketful of Posies in my next Amazon order…just to share with other artists. Imagine and Live in Peace, Mary Helen Fernandez Stewart

  6. Oh, Yummy!!!! And I love the colors, too!!! You have way too much fun with your happy work!!!!! Receiving your emails makes life fun, even though my day is spent on the ground in the weeds. Thank you, Nancy

  7. I so enjoy your posts on the borders. It’s amazing the amount of work and detail that you put into your work, from the smallest to the largest items! Fabulous!

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