As soon as the CT Fiber Arts Collective decided to do a harvest-themed show, I chose this image.
I traced the image onto tracing paper
then took it to FedEx/Kinko's and had it enlarged a couple of sizes. Today I put one of the smaller sizes onto the light box, fastened a piece of fabric over the image, then traced the image onto the fabric with chalk.
I'm using this smaller size as a tryout: the real thing will be bigger. I want to make my mistakes, if any, on this trial version. Note to self: These colors are not as vibrant as they should be. Next time try Jacquard Lumiere.
|Here's the smaller of two enlargements, placed on the light table and ready to be traced onto fabric with chalk.|
|Once I had the outlines traced, I filled them in with Pebeo Setacolor transparent watercolor paints. The colors are too soft, especially given the vibrancy of those in the original image.|