This piece began as an experiment. I'd used Elmers Glue Gel as a resist for painting with Setacolor paints in the past, but I'd not tried painting different colors within the resist lines before.
I was initially disappointed with the bleeding that occured, but after washing it out, I came to like the childlike appearance of this piece. I'd originally intended to give it depth with shading in the white lines, etc., but ultimately opted for a very simple approach. I kept the white lines and quilted sketchy double continuous lines within the white using a variegated black to gray to white polyester thread, which I think perfectly accents the style of the piece. The binding is a commercial black /gray polka dot.
I am calling this Village #1. I expect to explore this design approach further with additional pieces using the same or similar techniques.