So today was cleaning day. The whole crew -- we got the place cleaned up and then everybody scattered to spend the rest of the day having fun.
I made this purse a while ago.
I sewed together random strips of purple hand dyes and batiks -- some commercial, some of my own. I remember that I was a little appalled at how many different purples I had in my stash. The bag is lined with a streaky purple hand-dyed cotton sateen. I made the leaves from those things that soak up excess dye in the washer. I cut out leaf shapes, then painted veins with puff paint mixed with Polished Pigments. I hit them with some heat so they puffed, then fastened them with bead work.
Today, I took some Tyvek from a used envelope and painted it with Lumiere golds -- I used Sunset Gold and Bright Gold.
After it dried, I ironed it between sheets of parchment so it bubbled and cut out football shapes.I dug out the sewn together strips leftover from the purse and set in the Tyvek shapes. Then I layered it and quilted it with wavy lines and circles on the Tyvek.
So -- football shapes on the day of the Wisconsin Badgers' football season opener -- coincidence?
I think not.