Sunday, February 24, 2013

Good Locks Make Honest Men

What a coincidence!  I'm just finishing postcards for an exchange with doors as the theme.  My door is an old, deserted farmhouse door that has been bolted against intruders.  I used ink that I put on my finger and rubbed into the fabric.  Then I cut the fabric into narrow strips to resemble boards.  The door has real screen in it.  I quilted around each shape to make sure they all held despite using fusible.

I've titled it "Good Locks Make Honest Men" or at least they try to...

6 comments:

Susan B said...

Wonderful detail on this one. The boards looks absolutely authentic and the screen is perfection. A great answer to the challenge, and very timely for you.

ann said...

I love the idea of staining the fabric edges before using it. How GREAT is it to have one art quilt complete to challenges. I just love it when that happens.

Louise said...

Very detail oriented! I really like the shading on it and the knob and locks are very authentic looking. Nice job!

fastfriday said...

Fun use of the actual screen for a convincing touch of realism. I also like the technique of applying the paint for a variation in texture/shading. Good job!

Robert Hartley

CD MacKenzie said...

I, too, like how you've used separate (inked) strips to resemble boards. It works well! I think the locks are neat too. It does have a feel of 'deserted farmhouse'.

Tobi said...

A screen door on a weathered house, padlocked for who knows how long ... Like a ghost town, it conjures questions on who left that house and how long ago. Your technique for the aged wood is great. And as a postcard, you can leave the edge rough, and that also fits the idea of a neglected old house.