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 ;)