Painted Quilt Part 2

I am so thankful to everyone who took the time to look at this and leave such helpful suggestions and comments! I am clearly out of my realm here and I am painfully aware that it shows. But what the heck, I might as well make my learning experience public :).  I added more paint last night and this is what it looked like:

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I still hated it so this morning I decided to wash it in the washer. I hadn’t heat set anything yet. This is how it came out:

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My “moon” is woefully offcenter, if only my horizon line were! Time for more paint. This time I added some Jacquard gold watered down and applied with a foam brush to the center area. I also used more shiva to give it more wave:

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I think I might call the the ugly quilt. Wonder if Ami Simms is still doing her contest….. Actually, close up, I like the lok of the gold on top.

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I haven’t solved my horizon line issue.  Maybe I will wash over the whole thing with the gold….I am about to conclude that painting is not my thing. I suupose I could use this as a smalll rug. I have this thing about everything having to turn out and be used for something.

Again, feel free to add your 2 cents worth here. Pondering the next step…..and the big question, is it possible to make this worse?

About katyquilts

I am a wife, mom of four amazing kids, and a librarian. I have been making traditional quilts for ages but have ventured into art qulting in the last several years. I also love to knit socks and mittens and dye my own fabric. I am thankful to God my Father and Creator for the gift of creativity!
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3 Responses to Painted Quilt Part 2

  1. Marianne says:

    Taking into consideration that you had a moon theme to your painting why not cut out circles in the quilt and either turn them in their own holes or moving them around as Dena Crain does in her darned quilts (http://www.denacrain.com/blog/?page_id=182 scroll down and you can see examples)

  2. katyquilts says:

    I hadn’t thought about applying organza. Great idea! Except that I have since added more paint :0! But who knows at this point, it is anything goes now! Actually, as I think of it, gold organza might be just the thing….hmmm…..you got me thinking again. Thanks!

  3. DianeL says:

    Katy,
    I actually like this effect. Have you considered appliquéing organza over the moon to highlight it even more? Also, your idea of an off-center moon is an “artistic element”, add the slightest stitching outline of sails on a boat where you want to suggest the horizon. Just some ideas..
    Enjoy!

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