Last weekend I had an opportunity to visit with my nephew and his girlfriend who live in DC. We had wonderful warm sunshine for exploring the city! I typically spend the majority of my time in more rural settings so I was fastened with the urban vibe and feel of the city. I took a gazillion photos of ivy, gates, sidewalks and doorways! I particularly loved the patterns in the brick walks in front of the homes. When I came home I created some fabric keeping the brick in mind.
I started by painting some PFD cotton using varies reds, browns and a few bits of green and white. Next I cut sponges to emulate two sizes of bricks. Using melted soy wax I sponged a brick pattern across the fabric. Next I mixed some screen inks to resemble the color of mortar and applied to the fabric. I left the piece alone for 24 hours and came back to iron off the wax. I washed the fabric, gave it a final iron and here are the results. I started another piece and will try to focus on a more specific pattern in the bricks... it's fun to try to emulate a texture!