On pre-soda soaked cotton fabric, using dye (Procion fibre reactive dyes) liquid concentrates that I mixed from powder, I painted in some sky and clouds. To achieve the gradation from dark to light, I went over the top area twice with a dark blue and lightened the blue dye with a chemical (urea) water as I worked my way to the bottom. The clouds needed some detailing so I....
Here is the piece after some thickened dye is brushed onto the bottoms of the clouds.
Here is the piece after it has been cured in plastic overnight and then rinsed. You can see there is some lightening which is to be expected. What a great start this would be for a landscape art quilt.
This is the completed and rinsed piece. I think a little thread painting would complete this piece.
Wouldn't this sky panel be fun to add stitching or applique to.