A few months ago I watched a Quilting Arts TV show and ideas started popping into my head; I had to try them! Here are some of my experiments (and steps below).
Pear Tree Blossoms - Acrylic on Canvas (2 canvas 20x24" each)
Baby faces in Pen and Ink (11x14" each)
- Using a photo software which has "posterize" as one of the options, work on your picture so that you have lots of contrast. Posterize for 4 tones and work the contrast until you have a pleasing posterized picture.
- Print the result on regular printing paper the desired size
- Transfer your picture to your surface (paper, canvas, ...). I rub the back of the picture with pencil, then trace the shapes I want to keep so that I end up with a faint pencil mark on my surface
- Work on one tone at a time(see below), looking at your print out (I place it in a clear sleeve)