I painted the second planetary piece yesterday with Pebo fabric paints. The transparent ones good for light colored fabrics. I purchased 10 small jars in my usual color range. Not much paint in those jars. The blue looks much more vibrant in the picture than it does in person. I don't have enough paint to do the whole surface in undiluted Pebo. This is very diluted. While I was at work today, I got a chance to check out the first planetary quilt and there is a very deep blue--a navy--on that one. Some of the colors in the two are similar and some of the shapes. I did hand applique in the green areas last night. You can click on image to get a bigger view.
I did like the Pebo colors and the "hand" of the finished piece. The colors give the illusion of a dye painted surface--the white of the fabric shines through the transparent colors. So if I were to use it again I would need a large quantity of paint. Or I could just use it on smaller pieces. I have selected fabrics to border the painted piece. This will be larger than the first quilt but not more than 45 inches wide and about 60 inches long. I guess I should have posted a picture of the first one--but other than subject matter, they are nothing alike.
Deborah likes to see the journal pages. This is what I wrote this morning. I will do better with the posting tomorrow. Blogger wouldn't do more than say "This file has no data" this morning. Dentist tomorrow. Ugh.