52" x 44.5"
I used a giant screen to make the background from newspapers, mainly the Wall Street Journal. I tore the newspaper pages into hills, and placed little squares of black construction paper on it, to make the houses. Then I carefully layered silk organza on top. Next, I placed the screen and squeeged gel medium through it. After it dried, I used water to gently remove as much paper as possible from the back. You would be surprised how thin the final layer is! This is called a paper laminate.
Once dry, I used Mistyfuse to gently place the yellow squares and black triangle roofs. Some were done after adding the animals prints to the borders so that the houses could overlap into that space. The faucet was printed on paper, and then made into a paper laminate as well. I fused it with Mistyfuse on to the sky section. Quilting was done in narrow 1/4" bands following the shapes of the hills with my favorite Masterpiece grey thread. I had a lot of fun shopping for the animal prints. I love, love, love the ghost bunnies and the tiny Japanese critter fabrics on the bottom. I think I got both at Bunny's Designs. I also shopped at the Cloth Pocket which is becoming a favorite! Here are some detail shots for you.
|Houses falling out of the sky, like a giant faucet has been turned on.|
|foxes and deer|
|bears and more deer|
|tiny critters and ghost bunnies|