A blog about making art and other things using cloth, paper, paint, colour, stitch, and all sorts of exciting techniques, some of which I'm sure I still have to discover! I hope that the joy all this gives me is visible in what you can see here.

Wednesday, 15 February 2012

Digging out an old project, some experiments, and a snowman!

This is something I've shown before, but I seem to come back to it time and time again! It started out as a sketch, then a watercolour, then I photocopied it and used it in a paper lamination. This was in black and white, so I painted over the paper lamination with watercolour paint, and now I've decided to stitch into it. I have also added some old lace dyed with silk paint to add extra texture in a few places. Above are the results so far, but it's not finished yet! Below are the stages from the waterdcolour onwards, with another up to date close-up.

This is also an experiment. I crumpled up some old cotton sheet into a plastic bag, then poured over some slightly diluted silk paint. I massaged the cloth through the bag, left it in a warm place for a week, removed it and heat set it with the iron. Quite an interesting result.

This is the end result of that experiment with the flour paste. It has turned out better than I thought it would, but I think I will add some diluted silk or textile paint now, and hope that the black marks still show through.

Finally, this is the little snowman created by my six year old grandaughter Rebecca. I thought he was very cute, and was sad to see him melt away in the milder weather!

Thanks for reading, and happy creating in whatever way you choose!