This blog is a bit of a ramble through my life. There's a lot about quilting and textile arts, a sprinkle of my family life and some of my thoughts and ponderings. We currently live aboard an old wooden 1945 Navy boat, called MV Cerego, so you'll find me writing about that too. Welcome aboard!

Tuesday, August 21, 2012

More Fabric Painting


After a week and a half of sick children, today was my first day when they were both back at school and I had no other commitments.  So I made a date with my studio, turned on my latest audio book*, and broke out my new Jacquard textile paints and had a play (of course, that was after I fed the calves, chooks, ducks and rabbits, loaded the dishwasher, washed and hung out two loads of washing, took the dogs for a walk, vacuumed the house (the plug is fixed - yay!) and had a cup of tea to revive myself.)

*'How It All Began' by Penelope Lively - pretty good, but not exactly fast paced.  Would recommend 'Giants Of The Frost' by Kim Wilkins - kept me riveted.


The Kotare (Kingfisher) and Pukeko were the result.  I'm pretty happy with the Kotare, but I think the blue on the Pukeko is a bit bright and uneven, so I'll go back to that.


The other thing I've been playing with is samples of how to portray foliage.  I've pieced a small background made of the same fabrics on the quilt I'm making and have painted and appliquéd onto it to see what I want to use.  There is hand painted silk organza, hand painted scrim/muslin, shiva paintstiks, Jacquard Lumiere and normal Jacquard textile paints and some old acrylic textile paints I had hanging around with no labels on them!  It's been really interesting to see the different effects.

No sewing tomorrow, for I'm off to work to pay for my habit ;)

5 comments:

  1. Yah for the kids being back at school for some well deserved play time for you!

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  2. I've never tried fabric painting before, sure looks fun. It's always a great day when you can be artistic and creative. I'm happy for you that your kiddos are well and are at school. Take care, Elaine

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  4. The things we go through to be able to have a good play! Your painting efforts are great Charlotte, and love the foliage experiments too. I see some neat quilts emerging!

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  5. I like your leaves :) I made a lino cut of a ginko leaf and have been madly printing it ever since on this and that :) Lots of fun.

    I think we are clear of bugs at present, just in time for being bugged by senior exams with time off for 'study'!!!

    viv

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