The dark red lower petals of these poppies are blended together to look like one. Also the detail of ripples in the petals are added with the paint. Below is a picture of fine detail added to a design.
The fine detail I add is like the shadows under the edges of the upper windows in this picture. I painted some of the lines on the buildings and the slight shadows over the curved windows on the big arches. This detail makes your design very realistic.
The boat was a piece of muslin I added and then painted all of the detial on the insides of it with the fabric paint. Anytime detail is too small to fuse, I paint it on with the fabric paints. Fabric paint has so many uses in our art quilts and adding this detail and shading makes creating thesee pieces very exciting for me! Hope you enjoy it too!
You can purchase these paints on this blog on the Page of My Tools on the tab above! Just click there and you will see them and brushes and also my CD-ROM available for making your own art quilt from a photo. I will be creating my DVD on fabric painting soon too!