Now what the heck am I gonna do with them? And there are many more from my current batch of spending way too much time amongst my playthings!
Monday, February 25, 2008
Friday, February 15, 2008
Another piece from the same batch of experiments. This one is monoprinted over hand-dyed muslin, then printed with my own hand-carved stamps. I like this piece a lot; it seems much more useable than some of my more far-fetched pieces (which of course I can't show you right now because of the previously-mentioned computer issues).
I've been playing with layering monoprinting, stamping, fabric & dye-painting in various combinations for the last week or two, making what Jane Dunnewold calls "complex cloth" (http://www.complexcloth.com/). Some of my experiments are coming out as murky disasters, others as appealing if sort of odd bits & pieces. Whatever - it's the process that's utterly addicting.
Here's one of the simpler pieces: monoprinted with green & blue dyes, overpainted with diluted Pebeo fabric paint (the yellow), and stamped with my own hand-carved stamps (the leaves) & a chunky foam stamp from Michaels (the dark bird-shapes).
I'll post more results as my technology allows; currently, it is all in revolt. Both of the computers I use for creating, saving, and sharing my stuff have given up the ghost, or at least are entering a prolonged rebellious stage. Too frustrating - better to go back to my dye & paint pots until Mercury comes out of retrograde, or the resident Wizard has time to fix it all!