Earlier this year, one of my journal quilts was a trial trying out different marks with pen and paint on a gessoed section of one of my older quilts 'Which Way Now'. It's been on my mind for a while to see how it would work scaled up so the first day of my Xmas creative break I sewed together some gessoed offcuts and scraps and braced the chill of the conservatory.
I had a fine time mixing together acrylic paints with my fingers and applying to the fabric!
The overall effect was a bit blobby so I laid it flat and applied trickles of red acrylic ink horizontally in an attempt to unify the surface.
With daylight fading I stopped. I'm not sure this piece is going anywhere although probably I'll strengthen the marks to emphasise the horizontal arrow at the bottom but I had a wonderful therapeutic time doing it!