I'm gradually getting some fabric "collages" together that will form the basis for the next batch of mixed media work in the on-going (though presently stalled) Calabria Series.
I'm pulling material from my seriously depleted supply of scraps and fitting them together in colours/patterns/arrangements that please me. I'll then sew them together and add the photo transfers on muslin. However, I'm debating whether to hold off sewing them together until I have the transfers ready so that I can tuck the transferred photo edges under fabric edges. Not that it really matters, as paint will be spread over all. I'm just dithering as I'm fearful to get going again. What's that about?
I'm also flummoxed by the discovery that the Staples brand of transparencies that I use to make the photo transfers onto muslin is no longer being produced. The replacement brand is appallingly expensive and I'm not sure how the image quality will be, so am reluctant to go there. I'm going to experiment with transferring from matte photo paper onto muslin. Will let you know how it turns out. Fingers crossed!