With this post I'm starting a new WIP serie, I've had an idea and I'll show you my steps to make the quilt I've in mid.
I don't know where it will bring me, I'll make a masterpiece or rubbish, but someone said that the fun is in the journey, so let's start and see what happens :)
Sometimes I read a prompt, like a creative prompt or a quilt challenge, and immediately in my mind the image of the quilt appears.
It's strange, like a love at first sight.
Do you ever feel such a thing?
Well some days ago I read a creative prompt, a very simple one... PAINT.
Paint, a 5 letters word with a great variety of meanings.
And after reading the prompt I immediately seen in my mind the quilt, so I took a piece of paper and draw the concept.
Thinking to paint I immediately thought "color!" and then I thought "black!" because black to me is the more interesting and complete of colours, also if I know technically it's a non-colour :)
So I've had the image of this quilt, all black, with a paint can and a brush outlined by white lines on black. And from the brush a drop of black paint that becomes the most colorful paint you've ever seen and form a colorful pond.
The image in my mind is wonderful, the problem is to bring it into the real world.
Since it will be a black quilt I've decided that if it have no variation in colour, it has to have variation in fabric and texture so I selected some black cotton, lining, tulle and silk from my stash.
As first step I've made the applique pieces that will be the can, brush and colour pond. I've used heat'n'bond on black cotton and white silk.
The colorful fabric is a fabric I marbled some times ago.
Now I have to make the background, I will play with textures both visual and tactile. For tactile texture I will use different fabrics and I'll try some manipulation, For visual texture I want to try to add some ton sur ton painted motives.
Work in progress, stay tuned ^_* andoh, comments and hints are always welcome!