With My Complements
mono-print, hand dyed cotton
11" x 14"
I knew that I wanted to work with shades of blue and because of two recent online classes with Linda Germain, Printmaking Without a Press ( lindagermain.com ) decided to print a panel on a gelatin plate ( gelatin, glycerin & water ), to use as the focus of my quilt. A geranium plant sacrificed a few leaves for the stencils. Only two different blue paints were used but mixed with either white or black to create more shades. Although I was pleased with mono-printed fabric, when assembling the panel with a few hand-dyed pieces, could see that it very much needed to be "spiced" up, so decided that adding a bit of it's complement might work, which made a big difference.
geranium leaves on gelatin plate