Sunday, October 7, 2012

Playing with Paints

 Yesterday I attended a workshop with Madison Contemporary Fiber Artists.

The workshop featured Golden Artist Colors and artist Sandie Bacon (here).


We had a great time painting on different kinds of fabric.  Sandie brought us all sorts of goodies to play with.

Sandie brought these drapery samples and I stenciled on some Iridescent Gold, then over that some modeling paste mixed with orange interference paint.


On this one I first stenciled some Micaceous Iron Oxide (oh-- I love saying that!) and then the modeling paste over that.



Sandie showed us how to make "skins" by smearing medium over a piece of plastic and adding a little paint for color.  Let it dry and voila!  A semi-transparent "skin" that you can paint or stitch over.  It reminded me of when I was a kid and we used to smear glue on our palms, let it dry, then peel it off.

And  I got to play with a small Gelli-plate.  This was just some paints smeared on it, then I kissed it with a texture plate before "printing" the fabric.

 I like the "prints" made with the texture plate better.

But I really like the gelli-plate prints on this scrim.  They're in order from first to last.

So I think I may try to combine all these bits into one single piece.  Hmmmm.....

5 comments:

Beth said...

WoW!!! I sure hope I can find some workshops/classes here that have some surface fun!!! Of course, still waiting....

Beth said...

forgot.... I like the texture plate print better too.... but the original has some possibilities. I'm not sure I would put them all in one piece.... but the last 3 I would.. or maybe I misunderstood, and that is what you meant.

Robbie said...

Not fair! You're having/had too much fun!!!

Lynne said...

More arty fun!

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