Wednesday, January 9, 2008

Fabric Paper Experiment

This is going to be my first post in over a year. Life hands you many obstacles and sometimes to hurdle them you have to move on and sometimes it takes a while.

This is yesterdays experiment and it is finally dry! Gosh the waiting is the hardest part isn't it? For this I took a piece of cheapo muslin and put it on plastic. Painted it with watery glue and started throwing this and that into it pushing it down, squishing this way and that. Then I squirted some inks and mushed it a bit more. Really it is not rocket science and a whole lot more fun. I set it outside to dry in the sun, but it didn't dry so I ended up bringing it back in and put it in my room and forgot about it until this morning.

One thing....wear gloves, or even plastic baggies if you try this. I didn't and now I have green and blue hands! Wonder how long it will take to wear off.

I decided that it isn't done so I will if I have time today, continue on with this piece. I have so much to do so not sure about today. I want to try and get all my photos in one place of past works so I can share for those who want to see, but it takes a lot of computer time so we will see.

Thanks for looking and I hope to offer some freebies in the near future. Please post a comment and let me know you were here.



morningDove said...

color is intense/love blue/green. i see feathers, what else? i think i will try this again.

Moonwillow said...

Hmmm well fabric is the base, then I added bits of tissue paper in brown and olive green, then some cut up ribbons, fabric scraps, threads, angelina that has been heated and angelina that was loose, feathers with the hard part cut out, cut up papers and strings. Just collect a bunch of "throw away" stuff and go from there.

Inka said...

Just beautiful ... I just might have to give this a try!

DeBee said...

Moonwillow (thanks for sharing why you chose that name - the tree sounds comforting)
Love the colors! You know, there is a challenge with Cloth, Paper, Scissors - the True Colors Challenge - to make a mixed-media paper quilt. (I'm thinking you may already know that) I hope to play more with this technique, too. Keep posting - I want to see what you will add next.

Elizabeth in NM said...

Great vibrant colors! You may not know what to do with it now, but there will be some future project that it will be just perfect for, and you'll be all ready!