Miami art quilters, Mo & Mike, sharing information, techniques, and our work.
Sunday, March 6, 2011
Reflection was my entry in the digital category in the AQU Journey Show. It won 2nd place. Mind you, there were only four entries. I took a photo at the NC Arboretum in Asheville last October. The leaves were magnificent shades of yellow, gold, and red. I turned my photo into a black and white and transferred it using an orange based cleaner onto cotton fabric in three different sizes. I used water soluble colored pencils to color the three transfers. The trees are pretty heavily thread painted in shades of brown thread. The judge complained about the fabric I chose for the background. Most everyone agrees it was a poor choice. That's what happens when you don't plan or give any thought to a project. It turned out to be a happy accident.