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Monday, October 7, 2013

Still playing...

On to or back to my design for Ugo...yesterday, after dyeing the color magnet pieces, I decided to play with some stamping for my Ugo piece.  I found some fabric that I liked but didn't want to ruin them with stamping letters so I played with another piece that was 'calling' me!  Now it's my favorite piece!  Go figure!


Yes, it spells HORSE...well, I didn't want to copy Ugo's 'MUSTANG' totally!

I stamped on the fabric using cardboard letters.  I have some larger letters but was just playing....giving myself some ideas.


So while I had some paints out, figured I'd so some more stamping/stenciling.  I really like Mary Shaw's stencils and use them frequently.  They're great with oil pastels or fabric paints.  Even wood icing!

I used Golden Fluid acrylics to paint.....



This was one section....



And this is about a yard of fabric stenciled.  I have to say I prefer monoprinting (you can see pieces here and here) but this tured out ok.  I know I'll use the fabric somewhere!!!

This morning Kalee and I went to the dye room and painted some fabric (this time with setacolor) for my MACRO piece.  I say Kalee because I found her sniffing on top of my painted pieces!  At least her feet didn't turn yellow...yesterday, she got some dye powder on her foot and had some nice blue streaks!  Well, Halloween is coming soon!  Maybe she's getting a head start on her costume!

3 comments:

The Inside Stori said...

I can't wait to see how you incorporate these treasures!

Nancy said...

I'm sure you're going to 'happen' on just the right pieces to use for your project. What fun, blue feet for Kalee and all.

Gayle from MI said...

I am in the process of designing my wet studio space so I can do dyeing and mono printing inside in the winter. Well...in my head any way.