You may have read on one of my earlier posts that we have leaves stamped into our patios and that I have used them as inspiration for some of my art.
Below are the steps to creating what will be a small art quilt OR a piece that could be incorporated into a larger piece. I used a piece of Pima cotton, watercolor (actually Jacquard Textile paints, thinned), water-soluble wax pastel, and bit of painted gauze.
Next heat set it using a hot iron.
Using thinned textile paint, “wash” the paint color over the design.
I was trying to add more depth with the dark but did too much.
Luckily it dried much lighter and presented me with an opportunity to try and alter it by adding another layer – this time using painted gauze.
The gauze covered some of the dark areas and brought in another element and textured layer.
Because I’m pretty sure I’m going to quilt my pieces I like to add dots when painting the background, giving me something to quilt around.
I’m pleased with this piece and will post it again when it is finished.
I hope this gives you some ideas to try and I would love to see what you come up with!