New silk-painting process

Many of my silk quilts started with a drawing in a resist, so that the shapes within the painting could be flooded with silk paints.  This winter, I was looking for a more abstract way to paint silks.   The Gelli plate and some water-soluble crayons provided a faster way to generate colorful silks with the potential for Zentangle® designs and other patterns.  Once the fabrics were ‘built,’ I cut them up to make a very traditional quilt block.

I seem to like the contrast between the busy hand-painted or marbled fabrics and more typical quilting cotton prints. 

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