December 1 and the calendar is really filling up. So much to do this month that I am a little afraid I won't get much time in the studio, so I've set a little challenge for myself. I gathered some small pieces of solid colored fabrics—one for each day of Decembers—and I plan to spend at least enough time in the studio each day to try some little surface design experiment on one of them. I'll probably miss a few days, but maybe some days I'll do two!
Here's my first. I used my handy little squeeze bottle with the metal tip to draw a leaf on my fabric, using clear acrylic medium, let it dry, then used some Inktense watercolor pencils to add a little color.
I was a little disappointed to see that the medium didn't provide quite as crisp a resist as I had hoped. Then I turned it over! The back was just what I was hoping to see!
I count this as a successful experiment with an unexpected twist.
I think experimentation is so useful. It is something I have always done and I wrote an article about it for the new issue of Through Our Hands magazine. You can read it here. This issue is just full of good stuff! Enjoy.
Thanks for the link to this wonderful ezine. I enjoyed your article and LOVE the house quilt,which I hadn't seen finished. I was also pleased to see articles by Luke Haynes and Judy Coates Perez. JulieReplyDelete
Oh goody! We will get to benefit from your experimentation too.ReplyDelete
Wow, that is a twist on your expectations and a welcome one, I'm sure.ReplyDelete