Thursday, May 2, 2013

Beginning My New Piece

As I mentioned in past posts I am beginning my new piece, Priest's House.  Here is the first photo of my progress so far.  I have been working on it for a couple of weeks now.  The floral areas are always the hardest.  This one will be very complex because of all of the vegetation in it.  The hard part is finding fabric that works and gives the look you want, light and dark, the right texture. 

Below is the picture again I am working from.  I will lighten the geraniums in my design once I find the right color of paint for them.  This piece will be quite large at least 55" wide, big for me. When you have a design that has a lot of detail, it's nice to do it as big as possible.  Then you can add more detail and the pieces won't be so small.  I think the black in the shadows of my geraniums needs to be toned down a  bit too.  I will use paint to do this.  I also don't want the wall inside the door to look as grungy as it does in the picture so I will use fabrics that blend more together for this part. 

More posts to come!  If you have any questions, please let me know in the comments section!


  1. I'm so curious how you are doing with those flowers. Is it all painted, the fabric with flowers, or a combination?

  2. Yes, how are you getting all of those on there?