Tag Archives: batik

Louis Armstrong II 20″ x 24 1/2

This is my second Louis Armstrong Photo Art piece. This one is a close up of him blowing his trumpet. You can see his fingers on the left and his instrument to his mouth. The same medium was used as in all my others, fabric and fusible tricot. Standing away from your monitor gives a better view.

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Obama Fabric Photo Portrait


Obama Fabric Photo Portrait

Originally uploaded by diana.bracy

To obtain this image, I used a photograph that was scanned into my computer. Batik and hand dyed fabrics were used to finish the Art. Thousands of small pieces were used in this process. The colors are from the fabric and not from paint, even though it appears to look like a painting!

The Kiss 24″ x 25″


The Kiss 24″ x 25″

Originally uploaded by diana.bracy

This image was made with cotton fabrics and fusibles. It is called the kiss and shows silhouettes of two people with their heads together, ready for a kiss. This one took me two week to complete, workinf 10 hours each day.

Golden Lab Fabric Mosaic Art


Golden Lab Fabric Mosaic Art

Originally uploaded by diana.bracy

The Golden Lab image was made using a photograph that was scanned into my computer. I used fabric strips that is fused to a lightweight tricot backing to transform this into Fabric Photo Art.

Any photo can be used to create this Mosaic Art.
This is much easier and can be done in a weekend. This version I teach in a 3 hour class. The classes are taught here in Las Vegas at a large Sewing and Craft store.

Mike Tyson 14 1/4″ x 15″

Originally uploaded by diana.bracy

This image is made from fabric and fusible tricot. It shows Mike’s tattoo on the side of his face. The Photo Art is sprayed lightly with acrylic and UV protectant to resist fading. It it shipped rolled into a tube and ready for framing.

Muhammed Ali 17 1/2″ x 18″

This piece was completed in 60+ hours. There were many 1/4 inch pieces in various areas of his face. I used my usual medium of cotton fabric, fusible and tricot. The art has been sprayed with acrylic and UV protectant spray. This reduces the chance of fading from sunlight.

This is a close up, so you may need to stand way from your computer monitor to see him clearer.

Marilyn Monroe 18″ x 20″


Marilyn Monroe 18″ x 20″

Originally uploaded by diana.bracy

This piece was made using hundreds of fabric pieces, some as little as 1/4 inch! The palette was made using 9 batik and handdyed fabrics. It appears like many more colors were used because the selected fabrics have several colors within one piece. The focus was to make her lips red and the palette called for the same color red in nose, eyes and eyebrows. I was a little hesitant because this was a little out of my comfort zone. When it startind coming together, it was really extraordinary! I love it! I will definately try it again without worries.

It is beautiful in normal lighting, however when the lights are dim it takes on a different tone and comes alive! I do hope that my photography does it justice.