Our friend Barbara of Enchanted Valley Arts has done it again! Each year when the new Western Washington Shop Hop fabrics are designed exclusively by Clothworks and fellow Seattle fabric wholesale company, In The Beginning, Barbara designs an entirely unique scenic-inspired appliqued wall-hanging incorporating the Shop Hop fabrics. This year’s wall-hanging is called ‘Another Point of View’ and is no exception to showcasing her creative and artistic way of interpreting the landscapes of Western Washington state, be it on land…or under the sea! I’m absolutely adoring her ode to the sea creatures found in the waters around the Washington State coastal areas– the jellyfish, crab, and tentacle of an octopus! But what I really love is how Barbara had the ingenuity to fussy-cut the chrysanthemum flowers found in the fabric released by Clothworks for Shop Hop and use those as sea anemones in her piece!!
But wait….Barbara takes this wall-hanging piece a step further and has further enhanced the appliques of the sea creatures, such as Mr. Crab, and has developed some shading techniques to add shadow and texture for a more realistic, three dimensional look! In fact, she’s even filmed 2 video tutorials on YouTube illustrating these techniques using the 2 different forms of media: Tsukineko Inks and Crayola Crayons. Click on each graphic below to view her YouTube video tutorials— her work is amazing and she is a fabulous art instructor!
Head to Barbara’s website for Enchanted Valley Arts to order a pattern to make your very own ‘Another Point of View’ wall-hanging. Stick around to admire the other beautiful patterns and artwork, as well!
And enjoy the rest of the Western Washington Shop Hop— which runs through this Sunday June 27th, 2015! Keep cool and safe travels!