Wednesday 30 April 2014

Blue Flowers

the original sketch
more layers of flowers
the same flowers in other colours
[Samsung Galaxy Note/Autodesk Sketchbook Pro]

Monday 28 April 2014

Thursday 24 April 2014

Dog and Swan, Pages from my Sketchbook

A page of text was collaged to the sketchbook then coloured with brusho. I drew the dog on top with aquamarkers and posca pens.

The lower half of the 'swan' was a found image, the top half was drawn on. I used brusho, aquamarkers, pen liner and posca pens.

Monday 21 April 2014

Crazy Patchwork Bibs

There are a few babies due or recently born in the family so I thought I would make some bibs out of the scrap, mainly vintage fabrics I have. I got the free pattern from nanacompany .

The peach one has already gone to new baby Grace.
I thought I would save this one for my niece, her mother had a dress in the big pink check fabric. Unfortunately the creases would not come out, probably because it has been folded for so many years! Below, my sister wearing the dress.

Friday 18 April 2014

Easter Rabbits

Above- from a sketchbook, collaged painted leaves, the rabbit was drawn on fabric. Brusho, aquamarkers, posca pens.
Below - created on my tablet, a few of my drawings layered together.

Sunday 13 April 2014

Woven Words

I tore a photocopy with writing on it into strips and then wove it back together. Coloured with brusho inks.

Friday 11 April 2014

Golden Oriole Postcard

The vintage bird is an image from the Naturalist Library Book the text and stamps from a vintage postcard and the background is one of my screen print patterns. 

Wednesday 9 April 2014

Evolon Samples

I've been experimenting with evolon for a possible art quilt.
Evolon is a non-woven microfilament fabric which you can paint, dye, distress, sew, cut, glue and embroider.
Top - I used heat transfer paints on paper and then transferred the image by ironing onto the evolon. The fabric will melt if it gets too hot but I didn't have any melting problems with this sample. I drew some of the decorative marks on afterwards with a fabric pen. 
I dismissed this option for the quilt as I find it very difficult to get an even colour, notice the lighter patches although it's probably my ironing technique and I'm not too sure about the look of it.
Below - Inkjet print. I ironed a piece to freezer paper and used it in the printer. The fabric had been folded and had creases which I tried ironing lightly to remove but as you can see they are still there. It has printed very well but the ink caught on the crease and left some black marks. These are only tiny but it has put me off using the printer in case I ruin it. I would need to print some larger pieces for the quilt so I have dismissed this method for the quilt. You can purchase evolon in sheets for an inkjet, but I purchased yardage.

Tuesday 8 April 2014

Corrugated Card Stamp

I've not made a stamp for a while and I saw some curly corrugated card lying around just waiting to be used so I stuck it to a small square of wood.
the stamp

the first print
printing on book pages
printing on printed paper