I painted this piece last year in my backyard using watered down acrylic paints. I was trying to get a "rusted" look without acutally doing the rusting process. I didn't completely achieve that but I liked the result anyway.
I had my drawing on paper, so I just placed the background fabric over the drawing on a light table, and traced the outlines of the image on the fabric. I took some time to figure out the best placement for the image relative to the colorations in the fabric. I used Frixion pens for the tracing since I knew they could be removed with an iron. Here you can see one bird and the cup.
My next step is to select the ink colors I wanted to use for the birds. These are Tsukineko Inks. I chose dark blues, violets, reddish browns, tans and peach colors.
Below I also show my ink painting palette, brushes that I used and medium.