For the next layer of my quilt, I started adding geranium leaves. Luckily, I have a geranium plant on my deck. So I picked several leaves of various sizes and got to work. I painted the back side of a leaf. The back side of most leaves have more pronounced veins.
Then I placed the leaf on the surface of the quilt, pressing it carefully with my fingers. Again, I was in a hurry and didn't do this step the proper way. You're supposed to put a piece of glass over the leaf and press down. Oh well. My way worked, too!
And here's how it turned out. You can see I used different shades of green. I'm liking the effect.
So here's my progress, with the screen printed vines, the green wash, and the printed leaves. I plan to add more printed leaves before I add the blooms.
Hand Sewing Day
21 hours ago