Thursday, January 14, 2016

Where do things go?

I asked QuiltArt online about mandala folding techniques used in dyeing . Mary Ann responded with a link to youtube. I watched it, and thought, hey.... I can do that with paint not dye. So I tried.

First step gather textile paints, muslin squares, foam brush, freezer paper, and start folding. What fun, I folded fabric in several ways.
diluted the paint, dipped the fabric, then pressing other colors on with a foam brush.
look like little candies don't they? Let them dry outside....
in what passes for sun here. I did not factor in the cold temps however and by the end of the afternoon they were frozen not dried. I pried open several and took them down to the basement to dry.
When I went down to get them today, all but the messed up blurry ones were gone. Gone. Poof. I have looked high. I have looked low. I have rooted around. I left them together.
The four that came out great? gone.
The blurry ones fit for stamping possibly? Here...

 I don't know (shaking head) Where do things go? This has to be the worst disappearing act yet. I mean it was just last night! The ones I folded into wedges did the best by the way, and the one from a spiral. Gone.



13 comments:

  1. It shows that your gremlin has good taste! How strange! And what a bummer to lose your best ones!

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  2. What a strange mystery. Mice with good taste maybe!

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  3. Ahem. You might want to be extra alert next time Cole 'uses the facilities'...
    Don't know if you'd want them back at that point, though.

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  4. Hi LeeAnna!
    What a great idea for coloring fabrics!
    What strange! Maybe they dissapeared into the 4th dimension? :)
    Do let us know if they turn up!
    Take care,
    Joanne

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  5. pretty all the same! Weird! We had a lot of wind the past few days.. maybe they will show up in the spring (???)

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  6. Where was Cole at the time of the crime??????

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  7. Bet you'll find them when you are looking for something else! Either that or a bird is making a nice nest! I found a small border section under the sofa once -no clue how it got there!

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  8. that's a mystery.... maybe they melted away after they were frozen outside?

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  9. Yes, my thought exactly: Cole ate them. And he had the good taste to choose the best looking ones, too!

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  10. Like the game of Clue.... Cole did it, in the basement, with his teeth!

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  11. Oh-oh, I suspect foul play critter-style. I suggest getting Cole on the case to sniff out the dastardly offender! ღ

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  12. It was the magpies; they always go for the pretties! Mary Ann

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