Meanwhile I haven't created anything new for 3 weeks. Every time I take a walk and see ferns I think I should try sun prints. But what do I do when I have some sewing time - work on the llama.
So after telling Jaye to drop everything and create something new I thought I would take my own advice. I put away the gray beast and went to pick some foliage to experiment with.
This is also my creative response to the word growth - this being both depicting growth of various plants but also my personal growth of learning to sun print with the seta color fabric paints and learning that sometimes you just need go with the flow, toss aside the obligations and just do it!
I had some white cotton I got at a garage sale that was a vintage bedcover. I cut it up and basically mixed the seta color paints with water to be like watercolors, sprayed the fabric with water first, then slapped on the color at random. Then laid the leaves down pressing them alittle to make them stay, threw alittle sea salt in the mix and put it out in the sun to dry.
After the fabric is dry, take off the leaves and this is what you get - cool, huh?
This was fern leaves and some queens Ann lace - sort of looks like trees and stars in the sky.
I put some fabric underneath, figured what the heck and the paint is so wet it also affected the underneath piece the same way only more subdued - a two- fer if you will :-)
Same plants Different paint but every one comes out unique
The bottom fabric.
This was really fun and satisfied my creative craving. Now what will I do with these?
Hmmmmmmmmm - what would you do with them?