|Index card art... One Line Leads to Another|
Welcome to this week's creativity round up... a bit of paint on fabric, lots of stitching, and a bit of recharging going on at Chez LeeAnna's. The first pic was a continuous line drawing with thick pen on index card and I wrote one line leads to another with the letters all touching too.
I find that to be the case...
I enjoy many art/craft forms... and find I go back and forth between them. This week was spent back in my sewing studio, working with orange scraps because that's the color focus of the month at rainbow scrap challenge.
|right now these are about 3-3.5" squares|
You start with a 3" background square, cut in half on the diagonal. Insert a 1.25" strip, trim to square, then cut across that on diagonal and insert another 1.25" strip between the two. There is a little matching requiring a small ruler but other than that, it was good to play and imagine the possible color combinations as you sewed.
I listened to several books on audio as I sewed. The design wall filled up with projects:
|Twinkler block pattern from Superscrappy|
Did you notice the orange fabric on the wall? It started as a piece of plain white about 9" X 20"
I used these to paint it
|fuchia, golden yellow, sparkly rust|
by wetting the fabric, putting it in the pan, pouring on color, and mushing it around with some extra water.
After the fabric absorbed the paint, there was still pretty watery paint left so I dunked in a strip of lavender with dots, and a scrap of old calico with red somethings
I loved how the lavender absorbed the paint, and turned a great shade of pinkish orange!!!
Ya never know!
just try it!
so after it was very wet, I sort of mushed it out onto a plastic garbage bag and left in the hot 100 F colorado air to dry.
Heat press, rinse with clear water and iron.
this is intended to make this month's table scraps using orange scraps plus embroidery.... Still deciding on threads to use, and designs if any.
maybe poppies? Maybe a big pumpkin?
still needing therapeutic sewing... I moved on to really tiny thready strips...
and have no idea what will become of them... they did their job in calming my spirit so they will likely return to the orange scraps bin unless they become the table scraps piece... heyyyy a thick black thread embroidered just so might look like a poppy...
DH brought in two shirts with ragged hole/rips in them for mending so that's on the docket for this week. One is a Yale tshirt, bought on one of our trips... I would have loved going to school there but when I came of age, no one told me it was possible. Going on to university was enough and probably wasted on a "girl"
|two poorly shirts in the mending hospital|
I basted and arranged the pretty orange hexies to be sewn at night as well. So it turned out this week was one of fabric... but I feel the pull of paint, beads, and book binding. The life of a creative person is never dull