My entry is the first painted quilt I did using LuAnn Kessi's technique. This is my nephew, my daughter and her husband. I love this little quilt!
Things I learnt while making this piece:
- less is definitely more. Stop when you still think you have more to add and it will look just right.
- Curls don't need to be painted. An impression of curly hair is enough
- lips are only dark in the corners
- in fact, the main thing I learnt was to really look at the photograph and see where to apply highlights and shadows
- let your paint dry before adding the shadows. It makes it less muddy looking.
- Blonde hair that has darkened to a fair brown is really difficult to replicate!
- The flange border (the cream bit) makes a good frame but remember to allow for seam allowance and the depth of the flange when trimming the painting square.
FastStone. It printed out a little lighter than this. I think I would have preferred it darker and I have tried darker prints since then with interesting results. They look a little freaky before painting!
I print on to a piece of fabric ironed to the back of an A4 sheet of freezer paper. My printer only goes up to A4 which limits the size. I have access to an A3 printer so I may do some bigger ones soon.
As you can see, I only really quilted the background and the border. I outlined the main shapes with coloured thread.
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