Monday, August 8, 2016

Aussie Hero Quilts Continued.

This is the UN flag logo painted on turquoise background. I used acrylic paint with 1 part paint, a little water and 1 part textile medium. This gave the paint a creamy texture that was not too thick or thin and went where I wanted it to go. This is an experiment, not sure how it will turn out. I have to let it cure first for 48 hours, then I will heat set it and wash then iron again. I have thoroughly enjoyed it from a purely artistic point of view, totally immersed in the project. I will show it again to let you know how or if it works.

Aussie Hero Quilt Requests.

I am working on 2 quilts at once. Both have the same request, Africa and UN flag. I have taken two simple images of sunsets and printed them on photo paper for the clearest colouring and painted them onto fabric using Inktense sticks and pencils. The one on the left has been left to cure for a day, Ironed and heat set, washed and ironed again. The one on the right is still wet, I will leave it to dry and do the same as the other one.