Thursday, 13 September 2007

Lutradur and other stuff

Last week, Carol in Scotland sent me a piece of Lutradur and some other more gossamer coloured pieces, to experiment with......... Following Carol McFee's article in the Fibre & Stitch Zine (on line magazine) and using the Lutradur, I first stitched down pieces of lace (some beaded pieces) and gauze (previously painted for another project - couldn't find my white stuff!) then painted all over the back with mixed red and blue acrylic paint. Let it dry....
Then painted the front half red and half white. Let it dry.. then painted all over with a very watered down yellow pearl paint. Let it dry....
Then washed it all over with a watery red dye/ink, followed by a Stephens Ink watery blue wash, which I hoped would turn it purple. It didn't, but I am quite happy with the result!

From this experiment I have two postcards and an A5 piece, for the Kindred Spirits Exhibition next May.





This is a piece of the other stuff Carol sent me. As you can see it is mauve and very see-through (gossamer but stiff) I stitched bit of knobbly lace and gauze on it, as before, and painted the back. All same process, at the same time as other piece.
I went through the same process of colour stages, but painted yellow opaque on some of the blue, which gave me the green. As you can see, no traces of the original mauve colour (if it is there, it blends very nicely with the other colours)
I made two more postcards. This one has blue felt at the back, and the one below has green felt. The subtle change is very interesting.
The piece left over from this experiment makes a perfect first signature (page) for the Book Cover I made (Secret Garden) a couple of months back. I shall be using some other colours for more signatures. More stuff for Kindred Spirits Exhibition.

Many thanks again Carol for your generosity.




9 comments:

Sue B said...

Wow! You got great results with your lutradur and lace!

Doreen G said...

I agree with Sue they all look good.

Debbi Baker said...

These are all totally fabulous. I've read back quite a few posts as I haven't had the chance to visit for a while and I must saw I love everything you do (and receive as well!) I like the way you explain the detail - especially re colour combinations.

Carol said...

Wow these are lovely Val, looks like you had a good play. I love the last pieces especially, the colour is gorgeous.

Birgit Friese said...

I am enthusiastically, wonderful results

Sandy said...

I love your Lutradur and lace. It's the nicest I've seen. Sandy

Jeanette said...

GASP! The things you make with color, ink and paint are amazing! I love your work!

SuZ said...

oh Val ! these pieces are awesome!!! love your color combos...as always, you do top notch work...thanks for sharing....

Carol said...

Oh these are wonderful Val, glorious colours.