Monday, 3 March 2008

Public Holiday Mondays are the Best!

It is an absolutely beautiful day here today - fairly hot but just perfect for a public holiday. While Joseph worked in the garden I indulged myself with some more fabric painting/dyeing experiments and some paper crafts. Needless to say the fabric dried very quickly. I was experimenting with my version of colouring fabric by using a large sheet of plastic laminate (the leftovers from the local print firm), water and Genesis Creations' Sheer Radiance liquid colours - sort of manipulated monoprinting. I used rock salt on some of the pieces and varied how damp I made my fabric. Great fun of course and now I also have some nicely coloured muslin and paper towels as well from the mopping up part of the process. These are some of the results.

The picture at the top is of my second page in Jo's Diamond Book. I used a large harlequin background stamp, a calligraphy stamp, a texture stamp and I also stamped with paint and a harlequin patterned heart made of grungeboard. As usual you can't really see much of the background but it does add depth.

And now I had better get on with things as there is so much else I want to do today!

11 comments:

kelsey said...

These look so wonderfully colourful Debbi! I love where the little rock salt bursts are happening....fantastic! I know you're going to turn out some fabo work with these beauties!

Janet said...

Gorgeous colors! I can't wait to see what you make with all these.

artisbliss said...

Wow, these are really gorgeous, Debbi! I wonder if these paints are available in the US.

sharon young said...

Hi Debbi
What lovely vibrant colours, love the salt paterns. What a lovely blog Jo has i'll have to visit there again. Your diamond book page is beautifu, very wistful !!

Myra said...

Oh those fabrics are just yummy! Such vibrant colors.

Jen Crossley said...

Wow awesome Debbi love the rock salt effects amazing as always
Jen

Night Owl Designs said...

They look scrumptious! I love your book page too :-)

Sue Smith said...

The fabrics are sensationaly, Debbi. Very vibrant!!!

Jacky said...

Wow Debbi... I love these fabrics. Your colours look amazing and they will look great in your art.
Will have to check out these fabric paints, beautiful colours. Thanks for sharing!

Lalhezar said...

These are really fabulous. I hope you show us what you make from them

Deborah said...

What SPECTACULAR backgrounds! WOW!!