December’s topic for the Printed Fabric Bee challenge and giveaway was Old World Maps. Queen Bee Lisa Chin requested a 9 x 16 inch fabric using vintage looking colors. What a challenge! This had to be the hardest so far.
Let me tell you about my piece, and then the information on the giveaway collection of 6 x 6 pieces.
After many tries, including sketching and trolling the Internet for ideas, I decided on an old world map (without the countries) and a compass.
Now to paint it. I used one of my favorites fabric paints, Jacquard Lumiere in metallic silver. It really pays to have a light hand when stenciling on fabric.
Now my favorite part – after the paint dries peeling off the stencil. Love the sharp clean edges.
Now using the Y & C brown FabricMate, I added lines to outline the compass and to add a center.
And the finished piece again.
Now to the giveaway. Here is my piece in this collection.