Happy colors - paw paw cushion covers

Happy colors - paw paw cushion covers - student project

Spring is in full swing here in Cape Town and in need for fresh colours I have newly decorated our lounge in happy orange tones. I have decided to print paw paw themed cushion covers to give our old brown sofa this happy feelings too - yum!

Happy colors - paw paw cushion covers - image 1 - student project

I have printed fisrt sample on a piece of paper. Working with three layers to give the print a bit more depth. The seeds are printed differently than the first two layers. I have cut out a stencil and applied the paint using a sponge. 

I think I still want to make the colours a little bit stronger.

Tip: Give each layer enough time to dry!

Happy colors - paw paw cushion covers - image 2 - student project

After some time of not having time to complete my project , I have revied my design and wasn't quite happy with it, so I grabbed my pencil again :-)

Happy colors - paw paw cushion covers - image 3 - student project

..and then my cutting knife..

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...and because I was in the flow, I started printing on a lonely piece of natural hemp fabric lying in the corner..

Happy colors - paw paw cushion covers - image 5 - student project

...layer by layer...

Happy colors - paw paw cushion covers - image 6 - student project

Happy colors - paw paw cushion covers - image 7 - student project

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...until it was done! Off to find a seamstress to turn it into summery cushion covers (matching the hot Cristmas weather here in South Africa). What do you think?

Happy colors - paw paw cushion covers - image 10 - student project