Saturday, October 24, 2009

Other Recent Work

I did another round of suminagashi (prints of oily ink on water) last weekend, primarily because I wanted to try coloring the prints with Caran D'ache watercolor crayons and metallic acrylic textile paints. This piece above has the latter. The watercolor crayons didn't work real well, at least how I used them, because the fabric was too wet when I colored the color dissipated too much. And I don't really care for the way the metallic paint worked either, so I probably won't try this again. Or possibly I'll wait til the fabric is dry, or nearly so before I color it.

I had several pieces of fabric prepared for this, meaning they'd been soaked in Bubble Jet Set and dried, so I did a few suminagashi prints without coloring them.

I actually like my results better than the first time I tried this. The pattern areas are much more well defined. Some of them remind me of Marimeko fabrics from the 1970s.

And now, for the latest in Industrial Chic, Scotty models his new coveralls, recently shiboried with khaki fiber reactive dye. He looks ready for anything, doesn't he!?


Anonymous said...

The prints are amazing! You are a wonderwoman....and the coveralls..too awesome!

Gerrie said...

Scotty is a brave man!! LOL

frazzledsugarplummum said...

Love the swirls. Will Beeg have a matching outfit? Love the top.


I have been following your blog for a little while now and I love everything you do! Thank you for showing and sharing. Have a lovely Sunday

Carolyn ♥

ps. having a little giveaway on my blog if you want to pop over

Rayna said...

Gerrie took the words out of my mouth. LOL!