I started with Stonehenge fabric to use as a background; I wanted more veining to give it a more "rock-like" appearance. I marbled with metallic gold which was quite subtle but then went back and free motioned quilted around the lines and filled in with a paintstick.
I marbled on many different fabrics in the Stonehenge line but found I liked the navy the best as it was very dramatic and showed the leaves well. I also marbled in different sizes which would eventually be wrapped around frames my husband made. It's the same thing as a museum wrap only no canvas is used. I really like the canvas wrapped pieces you can buy, but their sizes are so specific and didn't always work for me. The above piece is a 10" x 17".
This was my other favorite Stonehenge...a beige and grayish color. The marbling did well...I also did some silk screening on some which included old family recipes as I like the writing and you often find writing on rocks (well, maybe not a recipe...but artistic license here) The above pieces are 8 x 10.
And a detail...
Fall leaves are the most popular but also wanted to do a few using other types of leaves - the Birch tree leaf transferred well and some ivy below. Both have some silk screening on them for additional interest. I have called this series - "Autumn on the Blue Ridge" as riding along the parkway in the fall is glorious with color.
The backs are screened with pictures of trees I took along the Blue Ridge Parkway and made into screens. I'm still working furiously to get more done...also have a big piece in mind using a water wheel I photographed while at the John C. Campbell school last fall. I am linked to Off the Wall Friday, Free Motion Mavericks and Whoop Whoop Friday. Check out these great sites to see what other quilters are up to.