I have been spending some relaxing days colouring and shading with my Inktense Pencils.
The designs are by Helen Godden, her Danish Delights patterns which are based on Helen’s favourite pieces of silver jewellery from Danish silversmiths from the 1930s and 1940s. The subtle colour created by the pencils works really well on the printed cream cotton fabric. The fabric print provides an added element to the design with the fabric weave showing through. The designs are outlined with a black sharpie pen onto the cream fabric then coloured. I used a textile medium to release the pencil colour as this helps prevent bleeding from one area to the next. The final step is the quilting, with some subtle white quilting in the background and black thread to enhance the design.
I decided to use each design as the centre for a series of placemats.