Sunday, 3 August 2008

A couple more experiments ....

I've had a lot of fun this week trying out texture on kitchen foil, the idea for which I saw on Carol McFee's Blog. I made quite a large piece, using 50/50 pva glue and water, sticking the foil to a piece of cotton fabric, then covering the foil with crumpled tissue paper. I then painted Golden fluid acrylic yellow all over, then burnt orange, a blue, and finished with a green interference. Above is the result.
I then rubbed a third of the piece with copper Markal using a stencil brush, and the above is the result...
Then I painted a third of the original with purple Procion dye, and the above is the result. I still have a third of the original. It is quite stiff because of the tin foil and the pva glue, but the piece will make super backgrounds for postcards etc. and even motifs for other things. Thanks Carol.
And yet more Bark ...

This technique I found on Lynda's Blog again. Crumpled brown paper on fusible web on cotton backing. I painted it black then grated metallic wax crayons and sprinkled over and ironed using baking parchment to protect the iron. I then painted it lots more times (with brown, blue, green and finally yellow!) till I now think it's done! It is amazing how supple this is, and should be very easy to stitch on.

11 comments:

Purple Missus said...

You've done it again Val - these pieces are wonderful. I love the one with the procion dye.

Ruth said...

Very cool backgrounds, Val. Great job.

Sandy said...

What good experiments. I haven't tried the kitchen foil yet.

sharon young said...

Wow!! yummy BG's, Val, I bet these'll be wonderful to work with, I especially like the top one, but the bottom one's pretty cool too :-)

Carol said...

Fantastic results Val, they do make great backgrounds :)

Genie said...

You have been busy Val, all looks wonderful

dot said...

Need to put it on my list of things to try as they look great.

quiltchick said...

Me too! My list of things to have a go at gets ever longer Val. I love the soft colour of the first piece.

Arija said...

at last a kindred spirit with the laudable aim of steering clear of housework and sock-mending! Having visited Devon only in Spring, and being earthboubd in Australia, would dearly love to see something of the glorious hedgerows there. Does your camera play requests?

Debbi Baker said...

All gorgeous Val!! Very impressive results.

Aussie Jo said...

Fantastic textures, I'm definitely trying all of these