My disciplined side told me to work on the "Bloom" challenge quilt today. But my venturesome side decided to try the technique we're trying in our next art workshop: coloring fabric with melted crayons.
It all began with this book by Terrie Linn Kygar. Following her instructions I did the following:
1) Drew a leaf on the paper-side of fusible web and pressed it onto white batik. 2) The leaf was cut out and pressed onto a pressing sheet. 3) The crayon was then melted on the hot pressing sheet, dipped into with a folded napkin, and rubbed onto the leaf. Four colors were blended together to create this leaf. 4) A Pigma pen was used to draw the vein details. 5) Colored pencils were used to outline the leaf and draw over the pen details, and blended with a small stencil brush. And here is the result. I enjoyed doing this and thought I would try again.
Here is the second leaf in different colors. Now what to do with them. I dug through my fabric stash, found something that would work and made a few more leaves of different shapes and sizes to add perspective.
And here's what I came up with it. I trimmed up the edges and am planning on adding asymmetrical borders.
This is what I had in mind but my husband feels I should leave the borders off and just bind it. What are your thoughts? I would love to know. Will get back to "Bloom" this weekend.
Until next time,