I having a lot of fun playing with overlay designs for my new workshop Opulent Overlays and thought I would show you my latest.
First I quilted the design on the silk quilt sandwich. I have various ways of transferring the design onto the fabric which I talk about in my workshop.
Using a combination of Opulence Paints and a little Sun Pearl I painted the design onto the fabric within the quilting lines
It sorts of creates a trapunto effect without the effort.
Using the central motif in the design I carved a stamp and then stamped all around the central motif mixig the paints with different strengths to get variation.
I quilted around these motifs with a gold metallic thread to increase the opulence. I was very pleased at how my Handiquilter Sweet 16 handled the metallic thread
Here is the finished piece.