I have looked at this piece off and on for a few years, wondering how I wanted to finish it. Enter our GOE challenge to complete a UFO (see a related post by clicking here) and out came this piece again.
I finally got the idea to paint a background on canvas and mount the quilted piece to that. A plain canvas wasn't enough, so stepping way out of my comfort zone, I decided to get out the paint, mix colours and create a background that would allow the piece to seamlessly blend into the background. Although this sort of painting is not something I feel very confident about, I'm pleased with the results.
When the paint had dried and I put the quilted collage on top of it, I decided that I wanted to echo the hand written text out onto the painted canvas. Using a micron pen, I wrote random things about the origin of graffiti (the topic of the text on the original painted papers).
And, here's the end result: