This cap is going to be a real challenge to ink and then to quilt. I have between now and May 14 to get the top inked. Then I may be beginning a commission piece that will take a very long time to complete before I can get back to this one.
The last blog entry included the enhanced photo that I created and used for both my working sketch and to help in planning out different shades and colors for inking. I use Tsukineko inks in their various forms to do the inking. The cap threads are being done with Fabrico markers. The cap is being done with the small stamp pads.
Shading makes all the difference in getting the cap threads to lay one over the other. My first step is to ink in the treads with Autumn Leaf Fabrico.
The next step is to go over each thread and make sure that the lines are continuous and filled in. Autumn Leaf is a great color that can be double inked to increase the intensity and begin defining layers.
Then I used Sand to create a bit different and more diffused coloring. Lemon Yellow added highlights. And Chocolate added the depth of shading.
Here is another section that has the cap showing behind the cap threads.
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