This page is a mish-mash of media: acrylic paint, watercolor crayons, gesso, spray ink, ephemera. Too much, too busy.
I followed my motto – don’t like it? cover it up and move on!!
After our day at the fair yesterday, I was anxious to get back home and begin adding some color to the fabric+paper pieces that I had made earlier. I actually have two full sheets now.
For the fabric+paper above I used Liquitex acrylic inks in Yellow Orange and Quinacridone Magenta and blotted with a paper towel. I added a few rubber stampings using StazOn ink. I’m not sure if I will add anything else to this one – it is already pretty busy with the checkerboard tissue paper. Maybe a bit of white acrylic or some Rub n Buff. Maybe even a thin layer of gesso to tone it down a bit.
For this paper+fabric I used Golden’s fluid acrylic in Green Gold mixed with some water to create a glazing on the paper. The paper now has a semi-gloss finish to it which is very nice. I will be adding more to this one. With all of the ridges that the tissue paper left, I may add the Rub n Buff Gold to accent it. This page will make pretty leaf cutouts.
The yellow pink fabric+paper was created using my last bottle of Aleene’s Tacky Glue and for the green gold fabric+paper I used regular Elmer’s white glue. Honestly, the one with Elmer’s glue has a better texture to it and that is what I will use as I create more.
Back to the studio for more art! (After I finish the last load of laundry).
I hope you enjoy your Labor Day holiday!
I bought Kelli Perkins book Stitch Alchemy a few weeks back hoping to experiment with her fabric and paper combinations. Well today was the day to begin the process. I scanned the entire book first, taking in all of the beautiful, detailed photos and then went back to actually read the process she uses.
Here is the beginning of my first fabric+paper attempt. Here is a close up (the whole piece is 17 inch by 17 inch).
I have to wait until this is completely dry before moving on to the next step of coloring.
I am off to see what else is calling me in the art studio.
I just finished up my two fabric cones for a swap on Cloth Paper Studio Yahoo Group. The idea from these came from Ruth Rae and her article that she did in the Quilting Arts Gifts magazine from 2008. These are a smaller version using a 5 inch by 5 inch of felt as the base and then adding layers of coffee dyed cheesecloth, ribbon, buttons, pearls and fibers and cotton fabric. Very sweet.