Tuesday, January 18, 2011

ode to fall skies jumper

 Have you ever seen a brooding dark gray sky with bright yellow autumn leaves set against it? This, to me, is the very definition of an autumn day. And it thrills me.
I set out to capture that feeling with this jumper (which, by the way, turns out to be the perfect beach romper). It reminds me of those striking Midwest autumn afternoons, even at the beach on an unseasonably warm January weekend.


  1. I love the gathering on the bottom. do you just use standard fabric paint for the leaves? I'm amazed how well the yellow shows up on the blue.

  2. I used screen printing ink and the freezer paper stencil method to put the leaves on. I put down a layer of opaque white first, then the yellow. The first test without opaque white ended up looking a sickly green.

  3. ahhh. ingenious. I'm going to have to give that a try . . .