Sheryl Meech – Monoprint – Wisteria
Inspired by the Wisteria growing on the fence outside my kitchen window.
Everyone knows how beautiful the Wisteria flowers are but the leaves also have their own beauty and charm.
I did two prints on my background piece. First I painted a piece of foam in largish blobs and spread them out a bit than laid the fabric down and rolled it with a brayer. After the paint was dry I repainted the foam with a different green, wet and scrunched my fabric then laid it down and rolled it again. I wanted the background to look like foliage.
I painted a wisteria leaf with metallic paint and printed it on a piece of hand dyed fabric. I then printed another leaf on a piece of mono printed fabric that was really uninteresting. This piece I sliced up and appliqued it to the background.
Machine quilted with some hand stitching for emphasis .