Saturday, May 21, 2011

Lilly Portrait #2

This image inspires me...

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This image was altered in Photoshop Elements 4
then printed onto cotton sateen fabric

It was then colored and painted with
Neocolor II Watersoluble Crayons
and Inktense Pencils

Today I trimmed down the fabric portrait
and I am ready to audition border fabrics...

I recently created Thermofax Printed Fabrics.
I pulled out a few to see if they would work
with this portrait:

Pink Batik with white thermofax printed dots
I like it a lot...

Dark Blue Batik w/thermofax printed gold lines...
Way too dark

Brilliant Blue Batik w/thermofax printed gold lines
I like it, but the color is too intense

Green Batik w/thermofax printed coneflowers
I like these orange coneflowers,
but there isn't enough fabric for a border treatment

Green Batik w/thermofax printed birds
I also like these orange chickadees,
but there isn't enough for a border treatment either.

I left the piece for awhile just to get away from it...

When I came back I decided the soft green fabric with the orange thermofax prints went nicely with the hair and complexion of the portrait:

I pieced the two thermofax fabrics together
to create a big enough piece for the border treatment.

It is sandwiched together with batting and backing fabric
and ready to go under the needle...

CLICK HERE to see the earlier work on this portrait

CLICK HERE to see this portrait completed

CLICK HERE:  to see My Quilts

CLICK HERE to view Thermofax Printing

CLICK HERE to view Learning to Fly Portrait

CLICK HERE to view Cord Bound Edge Tutorial

May Your Bobbin Always Be Full,

1 comment:

Lynne said...

Oo, thanks for sharing your thought processes with us - it's fun to watch another mind at work.