I have several small challenge projects due soon, so I tackled the one which had resolved itself into the firmest idea in my mind. The theme for the challenge is "mask," and while I considered various ways of interpreting it, I couldn't get the image of King Tutankhamen out of my head. And my friend Pat has been urging me to try playing with Jacquard's Lumiere paints, so I decided to go with that.
I traced that, then stitched through the tracing paper to create quilting lines of the mask and its features.
Not very exciting, that part, and it took longer than I expected it would. Still, it was fun to break out the paints and I was having such fun that I forgot to take a picture until I'd painted all the gold and moved onto blue:
I was painting the paint on straight from the jar, so I think it was a good thing I'd done all the stitching already. The straight paint makes for a pretty stiff feeling fabric. But it was giving me just the effect I wanted, very thick and metallic.
And here's where it's ended up this evening:
I don't know whether I'll quilt in the background, or not, and there is the binding to do...but this was a fun and satisfying project. Hmmm, what else can I paint with sparkly paints?