This piece has to passively dry for ten days, and if you iron the paint with the resist on the fabric, you'll never get the resist off.
I repeated the process, making another batch of flour resist, then pouring it on a yard of cotton fabric, spreading it out with the spackling knife, then cross-hatching it using a tiling trowel:
When the resist was dry I painted blue and green paint diagonally across the surface:
I had a piece of cotton that had soaked in a container full of leftover blue paint, that I spread out to let dry. I wanted to paint circles over the light blue using circular sponges in various sizes, and the end of a PVC pipe. It's interesting to randomly mist the fabric, leaving dry areas. The paint spreads quite a bit in the wet areas, changing the sizes of the circles.
I had another length of fabric that had soaked in leftover pink paint, then dried. I used a natural sponge dipped in paint and then flipped paint from a brush on this fabric:
The sky fabric is getting better as I practice blending the colors. I've realized to make it look the way I want it, the paint has to be diluted to where it's barely there. Plus, with leaving white areas, it looks like there are clouds:
This morning I started working on a combination landscape/memory quilt, with a pieced background. The other day I watched a Quilting Arts show with Jean Wells, who was talking about her piecing techniques. I love her technique that allows for freedom of expression with the random striping/piecing that she does. I'd like to incorporate some of that into this quilt, along with using the sky fabrics that I just finished painting and a photo transferred to fabric:
Can you tell how jazzed I am to get started??