Friday, June 20, 2008

A workshop day

I had an absolutely marvelous play day yesterday! First in a long time. I really should make room for at least one of these kinds of days each week. It really feeds my muse. I'll share a small sampling of what I did with you.

First, was playing with foil. I've done this many times, but it is always fun and pretty.

And, next was my main reason for taking this workshop. I have been wanted to play with the Caron d 'Ache watercolor crayons for some time. Well, I played with them, and they are indeed wonderful! I tried them as drawings, rubbings, and just laying down layers of color. I was just amazed! We used Pimatex PFD as the basecloth. But next time I will use my regular Dharma economy PFD..I'm sure it will work just as well. I can see a lot more of this in my future; for beautiful backgrounds, applique and even quilt backings!

And of course, no play day would be complete without working more with Shiva paintstiks. This before photo is of one of my less than perfect hand dyes.

And this is after the paintstik application over a rubbing plate and then I stenciled a butterfly.

And this is a plain yellow moda marble.

And after a freeform paintstik application using just a torn piece of freezer paper and a stencil brush.

And finally, had to play with some crystalina( crimped angelina). made sheets with 2 contrasting colors and then wove them and fused them to a black fabric.

A very happy and FUN day!


  1. wow. what a fun and creative day you had! love the textures you were able to obtain.

  2. Love all the different textures! Looks like a very fun day indeed!

  3. WOW! Now I want to do some creating too. How inspiring your workshop must have been and your samples are.

  4. wow looks like fun and what you did with them is fantastic!

  5. That does look like fun and the results are fantastic. Love all the different effects you created.


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