Sunday, September 5, 2010

A Few Small Projects

A couple of weeks ago I decided to start working with the book Drawing Lab for Mixed-Media Artists by Carla Sonheim, hoping that some directed projects would get my creative juices jumping. The first exercise is drawing cats and this little feline is so cute that I made a screen out of it for printing. Today I printed a green background out of an older screen on some hand-dyed fabric and topped it with my cat. These will become fabric postcards.

There was so much of the purple/black paint left that I grabbed one of my clean up rags and printed a couple of my other screens on it. The clean up rags that result from my dyeing and painting days are usually some of the best fabrics I have. These are some cool turtles and one scary Halloween spider. They'll get cut apart and used separately. Don't know exactly how they'll get used, but something fun will come along.

Another thing I started today is a little project from the new Quilting Arts Gifts magazine. Cut out some snowflake stencils and used some Shiva Artist's Paintstiks in copper and white to fill them in. Now to wait a week for the paint to cure before the stitching starts

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