Tuesday, April 05, 2011
tonight i played with white tone-on-tone fabric. i love the natural resist you get from the printed pattern when you give the fabric a light water wash (i used acrylic ink). then my next favorite thing to do is stamp random patterns with acrylic paint and household objects. i used a pencil eraser, the edge of a business card, a cookie cutter, plus a sponge dauber. i stamped while the fabric was still damp to get a nice little blur around some of the edges.
i just discovered a new challenge blog called paint party friday - so welcome and thanks to any new visitors from that site! i took their poll this week about where i like to paint, which is normally in my home studio...but tonight i painted during my weekly "twisted thimbles" night with my quilting friends in our guild's classroom. they quilt, i paint. or i work on a craft project. sometimes i surprise them and i sew a little. i bring them lots of quilting books and magazines from my office to peruse.
tomorrow night i'm demo-ing these easy and fun surface design techniques on wednesday night live! but i'm really looking forward to my guest's demo - lisa kerpoe - she's a wonderful textile artist who will show us how to do brayer painting on fabric - yummy!! hope you'll tune in!