...this time with a bit of brighter-coloured painting.
This sample was done differently to the others. I covered the calico fabric with a coat of watery lightweight plaster before adding the design and spraying with dyes.
When all the machine stitching was done, I then used some acrylics mixed with a matt medium on a few sections of the panel.
I thought it was a tad "bright and new" looking, so after a rummage around I came across a Tim Holtz distress ink stamp pad (walnut), and, using a bit of natural sponge, went over the surface to knock it back a bit.
Pleased with that!
...now for the hand-stitching around the edges.
(The larger one is still progressing....in short bursts at a time to avoid a pain in the neck!)