This quilt is not quite done.
I like it because it created itself while I was cleaning out fabrics I don’t want —
(WHAT?!! you ask?!! Fabrics you don’t want?!!).
There was some serendipity involved. Some sense of ‘clearing out’.
I turned myself green with Photoshop Elements 3.0. Then, used an iron-on transfer (this was before I started splurging on pre-treated fabrics for my inkjet). I burned away some of the image with my iron — intentionally or not, I no longer remember. It lay around the basement for years.
The photo of my dad is a scanned sepia-toned photo that was printed on organza. It is probably dated around 1949? Not sure, he is quite a young man in it. I found it on the floor near the paper cutter while cleaning up.
The whole thing doesn’t QUITE look the way I want and maybe jars of Matt Liquid Gel Medium are lining up and calling my name, but it is getting there.
Why do I like it when a thing comes together quickly?
I also like the transparency of some of the layers…