Monday, December 29, 2008
Sunday, December 14, 2008
Art Cloth #2, Steps 1-2
- Rust gelatin prints
- Rust squished brush strokes
Art Cloth #2, Step 3
- Turquoise irregularly shaped prints using a weatherstrip stamp to minic shapes of some of the gelatin plates.
Art Cloth #2, Step 4
- Applied light yellow-orange glaze
Art Cloth #2, Step 5
- Metallic light turqoise stamped on with sponge
Art Cloth #2, Step 6
- Mellic copper mixed with glass bead gel which was applied with a stencil brush using a freezer paper stencil of spirit people motifs
Art Cloth #2, Step 7
- Metallic light turqoise stamped on with sponge over spirit people motifs
I am not that thrilled with this finished piece. I think it is the dark green rock shapes. Do you like it?
Also, I think Step 6 looks better in the photo than it did in person. The spirit people looked more prominent to me when the piece was on my design wall; however, maybe I should have lived with it a little before added the turquoise sponging over them. One thing I noticed as I took pictures of the steps is that the work almost always looked better in the photo than on the design wall. Any thoughts?
- Turquoise gelatin prints
- Smaller rust gelatin prints
- Rust prints using eraser stamps
- Blue-violet and violet monoprints using large gelatin plate
- Blue-violet and blue spiral prints using eraser stamps
Art Cloth #1, Step 6
- Applied light mauve glaze
- Metallic copper spiral prints using weatherstrip stamp
Friday, December 12, 2008
Tuesday, December 9, 2008
Last week, I started working on some samples. The first set of samples were sun printed.
This one I scrunched up and left it for 5 minutes. Then I unwrapped it and let it dry.
I sun printed this fabric with a rubber carpet grid which had been stored folded up. As a result not all of it laid flat on the fabric producing faded areas of the grid on the fabric. I liked this serendipitous result.
Wednesday, October 22, 2008
Yesterday, I planned a new workshop, Fiber Arts Collage, that I will be teaching in Tubac, AZ. It is a 2-day course in which students will use fabric, paints, metallic foils, thread, beads, and found objects to create an exciting fiber arts collage. The course will be offered on three different weekends next year: February 14 – 15; March 14 – 15; or April 25 – 26.