Els Mommers – Series #2 – Door #3
FRENCH DOOR WITH WROUGHT IRON
This third door is a door with peeling paint and a top of wrought iron.
The background wall is a thick white cotton coated with a thin layer of gesso.
I then painted a wet piece of fusible web (wonder under) with Golden fluid acrylics and after drying ironed it on the cotton. On top of this I painted bricks that emerged after the crumbling of the stucco. Also the mildew stains on the wall were painted with the fluid acrylics.
For the door a commercial fabric with wood grain pattern is used. This fabric is rubbed with gel medium and a green photocopy put on top, also rubbed with this medium. After drying it is soaked in water and part of the paper removed to get the peeling paint effect.
On top of the door I made a wrought iron pattern in free motion stitching.
The pavement is made from batik fabric and a little colored with iridescent green and cream paint stick.
Leaves in different greens with fusible web and thread sketching.
The silhouette is inspired by an old letraset example, appliqued and rubbed with some gold paintstick.
The wall is free motion quilted and the panels in the door are quilted with straight lines.
The wall is protected with some acrylic wax.
Close up View
Quilts in Series
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