Art Every Day, Saturday, May 18, 2013
Here is today's newest piece. I had one student in a Quilt & Color class today so I made a piece myself. This started out a piece of white fabric layered with batting and backing. I free form stitched the fish first then added all of the sections in the tail, body and fins. Finally I stitched the sea plants and coral in the background along with the sand floor.
After the quilting was completed I used Fabrico markers to color in the bulk of the designs with a little bit of Tsukineko ink used in the background and some of the larger portions of the motifs. When it was all done I found it way too bright so I did a wash of pale, sandy brown ink over the entire surface to quiet the whole thing down.
I love this technique. It's possible to do just abut anything and it's just pure fun too.