I take photos wherever I go. I may not do anything with them for a while but then I will get the urge.
This little window grill appealed to me when I was last in Orvieto and now that I am getting ready to return there in September I felt the time was right.
I made a thermofax screen of the design after tweaking it a bit in Photoshop to get rid of the background glass. It was a bit right but once it was printed out I filled in some of the gaps with black pen.
Here is the screen
I painted the fabric in a few of the Sun Dye Paints - they were the perfect colours I wanted.
I started to print using Opulence Paints with the screen and was playing around with colours and level of dilution so it was a bit of a mess but then I realised I really liked the pattening on the fabric so I filled the piece randomly with prints.
I also did a few better ones with space around them to isolate them.
I also had some other stamps that I had made inspired by shapes in Orvieto so I stamped and rubbed some more fabrics in the same colourways.
Then I just started cutting them into random strips and played till I was happy with the layout.
Of course it changed as I stitched and grew a bit but I love the rich colours
Not sure how I am going to quilt it yet but maybe an overlay is needed. Will keep you posted.