- Cartoon plotted out and sketched
- Silk sketched
- stretching frame built, from lumber given to me by a friend (it was meant to become a raised bed for my vegetable garden, but it's Yellawood - which means chemically treated, so no good for my organic gardening efforts)
- Silk stretched onto frame (with thumbtacks and a hammer, and remind me next time to go and buy the three-pronged flat tacks that you're supposed to use with these. I like those much better).
- Outlines of device drawn in black, water-based gutta
Eee! I can't wait to start painting it! The color scheme is simple: black, white, red, and green. I know the black and red, and probably the green, are going to take at least two coats each, if not three. I have to remember to start with the white field on the left first, as I was taught (because accidental bleedover is easy to cover up when white gets onto what will eventually be a red field, for example).
For now, though, while the gutta is drying, I'm off to make some small adjustments to the brown Italian dress so that I can wear it this weekend, and throw a bunch of my other dresses into a gentle wash with a whole bunch of hair conditioner to soften up the linen. It works great. :)