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Surface design experiments

Thursday, April 25th, 2013

One of my favorite media of late is color run sheets, I use ‘ Shout’. After they have gone through a wash cycle then the dryer they take on a more fabric feel and look.

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I lay a stencil on the top and with a spatula spread a light modeling paste lightly across the top.

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Remove the stencil ( carefully ) and leave to dry. One of the things I like about this is that the modeling paste shrinks up the fabric as it dries so you get a lovely raised effect.

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The design (without the paste) is painted with gold acrylic paint.

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I lightly rubbed a rubber stamp ink pad.brown lightly over the raised areas.

I’m eventually going to use it as a book cover !

Dyeing day !

Monday, April 8th, 2013

Well I’m am working hard ! Doing lots of prep work which I really enjoy, you don’t have to put much thought into it just play. I try not to plan too much here as I find things just happen and it’s a case of  ‘oh look at that ”

I’ve used Habotai silk ( which is my favorite), gauze silk and window sheers; I’ve dyed them all with Jacquard Silk Color dyes. I use all different dyes the easier to use the better. Procion used to be my favorite I loved the colors but now I’m a bit cautious. Quite often when there is a lot of dye left over rather than waste it I’ll put anything in there that can be dyed, hence the watercolor paper. The last photo shows a sheet of paper that I made with wallpaper, scrim, thick gesso pressed into with a rubber stamp. When dry I ran different colors of dye into it.

 

DYED HABOTAI SILK

DYED HABOTAI SILK

DYED SHEERS

DYED SHEERS

DYED WATER COLOR PAPER

DYED WATER COLOR PAPER

DYED PAPER WITH GESSO AND SCRIM

DYED PAPER WITH GESSO AND SCRIM

I’ve been informed by my publishers that my book Mixed Media Explorations is now out of print, it ran for seven years so I think that is amazing and thanks to all of you that bought it !

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