|I first painted PFD fabric with the three Setacolor paints above, applying them to dampened fabric with a foam brush.|
|I had previously cut out the Chinese characters for harmony from craft foam. |
These I placed randomly on the still-damp fabric. The beads
and the green plastic were some experimenting
I was doing--to see how they
would sun-print. (Wonderfully!)
|After finding a beautiful Asian fabric that featured Koi, I chose two fish|
to be used on the Yin-Yang.
|I lightly fused Misty Fuse onto the back of the Asian-themed fabric.|
|I auditioned the cut-out Koi on various fabrics, eventually choosing|
this red-orange batik for the gold fish, and the Asian
turquoise fabric for the red one.
|I used the lid from my ice bucket as a pattern for the Yin-Yang, tracing|
around the lid onto the dull side of freezer paper.
|I cut out the curved shapes and ironed the freezer paper patterns|
to the two fabrics, shiny side down.
|I cut out the shapes from the red-orange and turquoise fabrics.|
|I fused the koi onto the Yin-Yang.|
|I appliqued the fish and the Yin-Yang to the background, using a tiny|
zig-zag stitch and thread that matched the applique. I also appliqued the Yin-Yang
itself to the background.