Els Mommers – Series #3 -Door in Graffiti Wall

This time I was inspired by the photographs I took from the John Lennon graffiti wall in Prague.
Since 1980 this wall has been filled with John Lennon inspired graffiti and pieces of lyrics from Beatles songs.

Since my goal for the series is to explore different surface techniques I decided to use the “fresco-technique” for the wall.
White cotton is coated with gel- medium as are inkjet copies of my photographs. The copies (printed side down) are firmly pressed with an ink roller on the cotton. After drying the piece is soaked in water to remove the paper. Just a vague print is left on the fabric.

The door consists of 4 layers: – black felt, -brown velours de panne, – blue organza and on top -blue lutrador that is painted with some fluid acrylic paint: ultramarine, nickel azo gold, turquoise and black. Free motion quilted and burned with a soldering iron.

The broken glass of the window panes are made of silver silk fabric with vliesofix (wonder under) carefully ironed on top. The window frame is suede fabric, painted with inktense blocks.
Background commercial batik fabric. The whole window is covered with black tulle.

The bricks on the wall are painted with fluid acrylic paint and some more graffiti is added.

Black cotton silhouettes are appliqued and some flowers added to the basket on the bike.

Pavement is ice-dyed cotton.

The wall is free motion quilted and protected with some acrylic wax and medium gel.
Our house number 33 is added again.














Quilts in Series


Quilt 1                               Quilt 2.                               Quilt 3

  1. Chantal GUILLERMET

    When I look at the three pictures of your series it is just amazing ! they are different but match together so well ! in the last quilt I love your broken window. The fresco-technique is somthing I would like to try.

  2. I know you struggled with this one, but again you created a beautiful piece. So many details and different techniques! Bravo!

  3. Els I applaud you on your work in this quilt, it is so vibrant and full of life and meaning. Bravo

  4. carolinehiggs

    I don’t know what the struggle was, it is another charming quilt. I, too, love the window it is so effective. A third very successful piece in your series.

  5. Your skill at fabric collage continues to amaze me. That window is wonderfully rendered and your fabric selections are spot on!

  6. joanbrailsford

    Your techniques and attention to detail leave me in awe, and the result is another wonderful piece. I love the way that you have created the different textures of wood, broken glass, and masonry. A triumph

  7. This is another beautifully made quilt. I am fascinated again by the range of ideas and techniques that you use in each piece to create the different textures in the design.

  8. I love all the different techniques you have used I am blown away with the detail and just loved seeing the close ups an absolutely stunning piece.

  9. The creativity on how you use these techniques is amazing. Love the layers of texture and all the fine details. Well done.

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