Saturday, August 20, 2005

A little of this, a little of that...

Dscn07781 I finished beading this yesterday.  More than anything it was an opportunity to practice machine quilting.  I started out marking it with a disappearing marker and before it disappeared I put an iron to it so the marks which can be seen here: Dscn0779











After this mistake, I just went with free motion and was attempting to duplicate the cut out of the lace fabric on the top.  The orange was hand-dyed by me, the aqua was painted by Sonji and the lace was painted by Michelle.  I like this piece for the colours and the simple elegance.  I'll put it up somewhere around here after I mount it on canvas or foamcore someday. 



Been playing around with stenciling too: Dscn0724





And of course there has been some post card making: Dscn0761_1











(above) painting on silk with Jacquard Dye-Na-Flow



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hodge-podge of hand dyed scraps, silk, cotton, paper, angelina fibers, marker.



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and this one was an attempt to use angelina fibers to simulate tear drops/rain drops and I wanted to fmq with metallic thread.  This thread is Madeira and it didn't shred or break at all.



5 comments:

  1. Love the colors on the orange and turquoise one! I'm jealous of all your paints, pens, supplies...and it looks like you're having so much fun putting them all to use!

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  2. Second here on the envy front...what great work and so productive. The painted silk piece is to yummy. Get that doc on the phone...my reply to situations like this is " Until I hear the word yes, I have not spoken to the right person."

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  3. I too love the colours on the first one. I can't see the marks you are referring to. I think your use of colour and line is stunning.
    Maybe we could arrange a trade some day?

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  4. Everything looks great. I love the colors and the dragonflies (my favorite bug next to the scarub).

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  5. I love these, especially the dragonflies. You've given me some ideas to play around with.

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