Thursday, 2 August 2007

Bits of lace, emulsion paint and inks

I I've been playing around the last couple of days with emulsion paint and inks. First I free machine stitched a few scraps of lacey bits onto some black felt, then I painted it with matt emulsion paint.
Then I painted it with green caligraphy ink, purple ink I mixed using Procion dye powder, and finally with Stephens blue fountainpen ink. I was amazed to see how it dried in patches of colour, between each application of the ink.
It is also quite supple - not anywhere near as 'stiff' as I thought it would be.

5 comments:

Doreen G said...

It's looking good Val --all those lovely laces have given me an idea.

Purple Missus said...

That looks superb Val. You really did manage to 'rescue' it after the calligraphy ink. What happens next? Are you going to bleach it?

Alis said...

Looking good Val. I love the colours.

StegArt said...

The colors and textures are very lovely.

Judy Rys said...

This is beautiful. I love, love, love the texure.
What is emulsion paint? I've never heard of it before.