Wednesday, 27 June 2012
Well, it's a start!
The guerrillering has taken off a bit just lately and for the last couple of days, I've been at the computer answering emails and grabbing the saw and secateurs to rush out and do stuff.
Back to the big plan for the next fortnight in textile land. I did manage to tidy up the studio a bit, which is always a good start. I do like to clear the decks between projects, and stuff everything back into a variety of cupboards.
They are a brilliant way of collecting useful bits in one place, and for me, just jotting things down as they occur. I'm not trying to make anything spectacular or beautiful, just playing with whatever comes to mind.
I found some interesting interference acrylic in my stash. This is the blue one on top of blue dye paint. Also there is some hand stitching with a metallic thread, but it doesn't show up very well. I was after a shimmer.
Below, a bit of splodging with a sponge square, and some sticking of some bits left over from an old quilt in the corner. (It's not fabric btw, but scrumpled brown paper, gessoed, gelled, painted, and then waxed)
I put a bit of wax on the wing to bring in another colour. Voila, I have deep strong blue and bronze. Now there's a combination I didn't plan but like a lot. That's some success isn't it!
For this portrait I'm starting off by using some stencils and stamps to make a background. I especially like the stencil with the jumble...
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