Els Mommers – Horizon
In my series of closed doors it is now time to see what is behind the door. The Horizon theme is a good opportunity to open the doors. The view from our island is for the most part only sea and sky with an island in the distance. I have taken this horizon as the starting point for this theme.
The background is painted with pebeo paint. The fabric for the door is first painted with vaseline with a very old brush. It is overpainted with some acrylic paint and put on top of a piece of synthetic felt. Doors are cut out with a soldering iron. With a stencil made of freezer paper I applied puff paste for the door panels, which were then sprinkled with rust powder and sprayed with vinegar.
Two human figures are painted on fabric, then fused in the foreground and secured with a small zigzag around the edges, as is the island. The island has a layer of tulle to give it a more remote look. Sky and sea are quilted and some grass is thread painted on the bottom. The binding is the doorframe and is made from ice-dyed fabric.
The whole process can be seen on: