Sunday, 14 October 2007

My Weekend

Hmmm, I love weekends!
In amongst other normal life stuff (like making chocolate chip muffins for those in the family that still consume these evil things) I have just about finished all my "Oh, Baby" postcards, experimented with bleaching fabric (as a result of reading the wonderful Jacqueline's blog!), made good progress with some Lutradur ATCs and also some other fabric postcards. Didn't get very far with my metallic inchies but I have done some of the preparatory work (below is a photo of the painted and stamped vliesofix which will be ironed to felt tomorrow as a base for the inchies). Nearly everything I have been working on is unfinished but I like to have a variety of things to work on to suit my mood!

I have included some scans of the bleaching experiments - I tried it on two pieces of black homespun, one was brown black and didn't react at all and the second piece was blue/black and reacted very nicely - see below. The lines that look like folds are actually lines from where teh fabric was drying on the pool fence. Very organic I think! I also tried it on a piece of olive green line type fabric and that reacted very nicely too. In the scan at the top of the post you can see what it looked like originally as well as the bleached version (on which I have sprayed some Adirondack Color Washes to the accentuate the colour variations).

Annie and I went for a walk around the Spring Festival this morning. We had a lovely time although it was very hot (38 degrees so spring appears to be summer here already!). I had quite a glow by the time I got home. There wasn't a lot at the stalls that really attracted me although I was happy to buy some bunches of bright ribbons and some beautiful threads, plus a toffee apple for Zach. I think he will find it is the memory more than the taste that actually appeals!


5 comments:

katelnorth said...

nothing wrong with unfinished projects, Debbi - just call them works in progress if it bothers you :) Being somewhat peripatetic myself, I know what it's like to have lots of stuff on the go - but really, I do better work if I can do what suits my mood rather than simply what's next on the list - usually I'm in the right mood for everything before the due date, but once in a while I do have to bite the bullet and just DO something...

sharon young said...

Hi Debbie
What lovely colours you've achieved on your prep for the 'inchies', but what is vliesofix, I've never heard of it.

Jacquelines blog said...

A great result Debbi! It is always surprising in what colour it turns out. And, like today I had a paper that didn't react at all, that happens with fabric too. But it is nice (and helpful) experimenting with that. Although I have to be very hard for myself and take the time to register it all, otherwise I forget what I did and wich fabric doesn't react.

ANDREA said...

Hi Debbi, unfinished projects are ok, they keep us going;) I have a lot of them under the bed...
Your preparations are in lovely warm colours, a bit like the autumn here in Paris at the moment. I like the bleach result too!
Will be back soon
Andrea

Danielle said...

Yay for more things to do with vliesofix! And so beautiful, too.