It was a small piece so I chose to use it in one of my "small studies". I put black next to it and liked the way they worked together. The orange reminds me of a sky at sunset and since I love trees, thought of using them in the foreground.
Creating these small studies are fun as they go together pretty fast, and the best part - you can try a new technique without investing too much time. To preview fabric combinations, I hang them on my wall and use a mat board to isolate them. I use the same size opening that will be used in the finished piece. This gives me an idea of proportions. This combo doesn't have enough black for what I want to do.
This is better.
One very gloomy day, John (hubby) and I took a ride. It was magical to see forest and trees in the midst of fog and gray skies. This is one of the pictures I took. I liked the silhouette of all the different size trees and their lacy branches. I put the pictue in Photoshop and made it into a photocopy. The photocopy had to be recopied on a lazer printer so off to Staples to do that. In order to run it through a Thermofax, you need to have a toner with carbon in it which ink jet printers don't have.