First I cleared off the counter and rather than covering the surface I just used my largest baking sheet. Thought I might need to keep the paper towels close at hand.
I sprinkled the muslin with water, just using my hands.
Then I dribbled 2 colors of fabric paint on the damp fabric.
Brushed it all over with watered down glue.
Using plain white wrapping tissue I dripped fabric paint
on a mushed up ball and carefully opened back out.
I placed this on the muslin and painted with
more watered down glue. You have to be careful
or your paper will tear. Then I added the gauze in
small sections with more watered down glue.
Next I added watered down gold fabric paint to the glue
and painted the whole surface.
Then I used more tissue paper, this one had
silver glitter in it and I put that in small sections
to cover parts of the fabric.
You might notice that these are not my normal colors.
I did get a little out of my box, but just as I was about
to walk away from this I did take my buddy "walnut spray"
and spritzed one corner. (lower left) Just couldn't help it.
While out running the errands today I stopped by the post office and had a wonderful surprise. I got my fall block from my swap partner Linda G. The theme of this swap was "Fall Colors" and the one thing that was a little different was you had to use one non-traditional quilting fabric/fiber or something not in a normal quilt. I will be making this block into a fall wall hanging. I have a little lap quilt to finish up and then I'm right on this. No ideas yet, but it's wanting me to work on it I can tell.
Linda also sent me some wonderful goodies. I really love feathers
and she sent me a bag full of beautiful pheasant feathers.
She also sent along a very sweet pillowcase. I just love
hand made pillowcases but I don't make them for
some reason. My mom used to make them for us and for that reason
this made me think of her and I just almost teared up. It was the
good kind of tears thou, that are prompted by a beautiful memory.