No fabric in or out this week. I’m working on four projects, but most are in the early stages.
I added yellow paint to the background fabric for the first paint layering experiment. All the yellow/white areas got a coat of translucent yellow and some received opaque yellow. No difference visually, but the opaque spots feel stiffer.
The grape color is way off, but the yellow truly is that bright. It’s snowing this morning and I can’t reproduce the lighting from the first photo, no matter how much I mess with it in Photoshop. Here’s what it looked like before (on left).
I’ve struggled with how to add paint to the fabric in a way that results in the effect I want. My inspiration artist (Gerhard Richter) uses large boards to scrape paint across bigger than life walls. I need to translate that to a fat quarter.
The answer came yesterday when I stopped at the library book sale. I picked up a book on faux finishes (for walls) and there it was. The author used a wallpaper brush to paint textured stripes. Bingo. I’m glad other people think of these things so the rest of us can use them.
I’m linking to Patchwork Times.
Fabric In: 3 2/3 yards
Fabric Out: 4 1/3
Net Fabric Used: 2/3 yard