Sunday, August 18, 2013
time with the colored pencils
this version has a sort weathered siding
I think the first one is the best one -- there is better color contrast and the back wall is not so busy that it takes away from the pumpkins -- since they are the point after all!
I want to experiment with a technique -- my idea for that background is to have it look like weathered wood -- the way I've created that look in other projects has been to use a crackle medium on an acrylic paint
the technique works really well on wood -- I'm not sure how it will work on fabric, so I'll be doing a bit of experimentation with it
I'm happy to report that it made $50 for the Alzheimer's Art Quilt Initiative (AAQI) --- happy dancing!!
this also means I'll be pulling out another piece to send them --- it is a cause I support, and since I'm making these pieces anyway, donating some of them for this purpose makes me feel good
while I was knitting I was quite willing to just follow the instructions even though from time to time I was thinking "what is all this weird shaping?" --- NOW I get it!
time to get busy!!