Saturday, February 28, 2009

Barker then and now

While I really liked the machine quilting that I did on this piece, I felt that there wasn't enough color contrast between the background and the beast.

So, 'what if' was what lead me to wetting down just the background with water applied with a foam brush and then adding more of the dark blue textile paint, dark at the outline of his head, and then lighter and I brushed out toward the border.

The neat thing was that when the piece finally dried, it became a lot puffier where the batting and quilting had become wet, so there was also a textural change. I'm so glad that I gave it a try. "nothing ventured, nothing gained".



Eva Hagbjärn said...

Much better now ;-)

Kram Eva

Gerrie said...

Yes, this is better. Love the Barker!!

Jeannie said...

Yep, you done good! Barker stands out better so we can all enjoy how handsome he is. Have a great weekend.