Silk Fusion
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Silk Fusion is made by bonding loose silk fibers together 
(other fibers too!), resulting in a lustrous fabric 
that can be used in almost any kind of 
art/craft/sewing/quilting project.

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Silk Fusion "fabric" laid over a beige background. This Silk Fusion is more sheer than most of my others because I used fewer silk fibers than usual, wanting this effect for a sky, as shown in the "Petroglyph Angels" quilt below.
Close-up of the Silk Fusion "fabric" pictured on the left.
"Petroglyph Angels" art quilt, 17-1/2"x20"

The Silk Fusion was fused to a blue hand-painted fabric background, with pieces of copper metallic fabric sandwiched in between. 
The petroglyph angels and stars were from a printed fabric. I backed the angels and most of the stars with copper metallic fabric, then they were fused to the sky.(Metallic fabrics are available on the Store Page,)

It was free-motion machine quilted with metallic thread and variegated cotton and rayon threads, then finished with a facing, no binding. 

Notice how the color of the original Silk Fusion looks even more sheer when fused to a blue background; 
that's because the blues and turquoise in the Silk Fusion blended so well when fused to the blue sky fabric.

This piece is a work in progress, because I want to add more stars with foiling and then some tiny Swarovski crystals - not too many. 
I'll post new photos when it's finished.
Close-up of "Petroglyph Angels".
Another close-up of "Petroglyph Angels".
Silk Fusion "fabric" laid over a white background. 
I went for swirls when arranging the silk fibers this time, and the results looked like a nebula. When I laid it over a sky fabric that looked like outer space, it was nice 
without trimming the Silk Fusion in any way.
, See the finished results in "Worlds Without End", below.
Close-up of the Silk Fusion "fabric" pictured on the left.
"Worlds Without End" fabric decollage, 20"x20"

The Silk Fusion was fused to the sky background. At first, this was all I planned to do. Then outside the nebula looked so empty, and I added a few planets. Then I added more planets. The more I added, the better it looked up to a point. I thought the piece looked too "busy", but whenever I took planets away, it looked sparse. So here it is! It does look similar to photos I've seen from the Hubble telescope. 

Notice how the color of the original Silk Fusion altered a little when fused to the sky background; 
that's because the blues, pinks and purples in the sky fabric can be seen through the translucent Silk Fusion.

This piece is not quite finished, wanting to reposition a few planets/galaxies, add more stars with foiling and then perhaps some tiny Swarovski crystals. 

At first, I planned to quilt it but didn't think stitching could add anything to the Silk Fusion nebula. 
So instead, it will be wrapped around an a mounted art canvas for a "gallery finish".
I'll post new photos when it's done. Meanwhile, you can see close-ups below.
Close-ups of "Worlds Without End".
More close-ups of "Worlds Without End".
These images are copyright protected by Debbie Jones  ©2018, 
all rights reserved. Please do not use these images in any way without Debbie's written permission.