|The faces represent each of us and our responsibility to watch over |
the environment and protect it from misuse.
Monday, July 27, 2015
I designed this piece while thinking about the fragile balance between people and nature. Humans are challenged by the desire to create a living environment that suits us while being mindful of the natural world and the need to coexist.
Thursday, July 23, 2015
As you can see I am totally enjoying my summer outdoor work space! I'm also enjoying the pace of summer and with that comes less frequent blog posts... but my artist creations continue and when I am forced back indoors I will have plenty of material for tutorials and techniques to share!
Have you experimented with creating a textures look with fabric? How often do you go back to a piece and add another technique?
|This is the finished fabric paint + clothesline piece. Since my work space is embedded in a garden the colors used were in my line of vision!|
|I decided to take the fabric back outside. I applied more fabric paint... just a little here and there to make it pop. I find the texture created by the clothespins and the spontaneous colors a fun element.|
Tuesday, July 14, 2015
Ah... sweet summertime! The time when I can take my studio supplies outdoors to play around and make a big 'ole mess without a care. It's like the freedom of being a child! The biggest mess I make in the studio is when Confetti Dyeing so that was first up on my outdoor agenda.
|This is one of the finished pieces. After I dyed the fabric I painted the surface with a thin wash of sunset colors to enhance the effect. |
|Usually I add all the colors of dye to the fabric surface before hanging to spray. This time I added one color one at a time. I wondered if the colors would be more distinctive using this method.|
|Here I have about 3 different colors; violet, cobalt and black.|
|I sprinkle the dye onto the surface when it's laying on the ground. When I hang it up I spray with a solution of soda ash and water. This allows the colors to intermingle as they run down the fabric... ooo la la!|
|This was the only piece out of the 4 that I painted. I'm thinking about leaving one as is and painting a wash on the others just to change the colors slightly... maybe a wash with some metallic bling in it just for fun? To be continued...|
Sunday, July 5, 2015
Here we go again! Are you ready for a chance to win a custom fabric pack? In June Lynn Krawczyk was the Printed Fabric Bee Queen and chose a vintage theme! Lynn will pull a winning name on July 11th so hop oer to her blog to leave a comment!
|Here is my contribution to the custom fabric pack giveaway!|