Saturday, May 06, 2006
Killed the blowdryer, YIKES
Ok so I thought I would try the discharge paste out, PEE UUU very smelly but a good effect. You just paint on the discharge paste , or stamp it on the fabric and let it dry and if your anything like me, Miss Impatient. I then got the blow dryer out. HA HA as it got hotter it lightened the fabric up without even ironing it, but then the blowdryer quit!! Luckily it only just overheated, so its now working and its dry. Results are just below this pic.
I know, I know I dont POST for a while then I overload you. Sorry about that, but have some time to put things on my blog. I had just posted the last work and came back to the computer and had 2 comments already ... yahhooo soo people are out there reading my blog besides my sisters! :)
Sande thank you for the compliments on my book covers and for Charlotte, who wants to know what NOTAN is. Notan is a japanese word meaning dark-light, the principle of light and dark design. It focuses the interaction between positive and negative. See the link and the students work its really fantastic and I have seen it before in some Quilts.
These are a few things that have been keeping me busy lately. First of all work taking up all my time !!! boooo Second the season of lawn bowling has started so that is also taking up alot of my time one day a week roll up then another day of the week we have a game sooooo trying to fit in time to do some of my art. I have also been doing some transfer paints and believe me cutting out this design takes over an hour PHEW. But I am having alot of fun with this technique. Also I have been doing some NOTAN techniques on fabric but the sample is black and white and still needs stitching done on it. Book covers are on my plate as well as for embroiderers guild this fall we are going to be making books. These are to be finished in time for christmas ... so one class papermaking, another we are doing stamping on fabric for the covers maybe a bit of stitching and another class we will be doing bookbinding to put it all together... so trying out some techniques and samples for the classes. I need to get some ideas together for clasps and closures on the books so any ideas from people would be great. I have also been doing some little lavender satchets. What do you think?