The Doctor's opens at 9am
I am trying out methods or products or techniques that are new to me in these 10 inch quilts. Today I tried using abaca tissue for the background and a collage method. Worked fine until I pillowcased the quilt and when I turned it right way out again a big chunk of the tissue had peeled away revealing the wadding and there were two other cracks. Hmmm - the solution?.....
... collage a bit more on over the big gap and seal the cracks with acrylic paint!
It was clearly going to be fragile even then so I painted all the tissue with matt varnish with a view to longetivity. But it has a delightful unintended consequence - on the figures made of tissue which had been stitched I got a darkening of the colours that gave a distressed effect that added a lot of interest.