Wednesday, April 22, 2015
Working out a challenge
Because of chemical sensitivities I must paint outside on the porch, you see.
Please take my word for it as I hope to write and article about the experiment so I won't share it today, but it's pretty cool.
The above scrap was stamped with permanent fabric ink (scribbles)
The next scrap had fusible on it already...
This scrap is about 4 inches square and ready to use on a project. The fabric is celadon green, one of my fave colors but it didn't show well here.
These are stamps from four different collections. The cityscape didn't print well on the rough weave of the scrap but you can tell what it is in person. I went back with prisma-color pencils and ink pens to enhance the ones on the painted pieces (not shown).
I am making progress on my guild challenge due in less than two weeks. My body is not functioning well today so I can't sew.
Instead I chose a font and size for my original poem to go on the front. I painted the face of my woman. I chose a precious hand dye for the border.
It is lovely in my mind's eye...
And I painted. Discovering a new technique is exciting, as is seeing color grow on fabric.