Tuesday, 5 July 2011

The magic of white acrylic ink ....

Following on from my Flower Cloth, I decided to have a play with a more controlled colourway, and thought I do all the painting with just white acrylic ink.  I found this small piece of dyed fabric (my last actually!) sandwiched it with some flanelette and drew a couple of small sunflowers and a tree trunk.  (oops - Blogger has put it sideways again!)
I free machine stitched on the drawn line and added some acrylic paint within the lines.  Did a bit more drawing (the hollyhock) stitched it and painted it (oops - still sideways!)  Now to do some leaves for the trees ......
Ah! right way up - thanks Blogger!   Drew some leaves and a lilly, stitched and painted, added more paint on some bits, like the lilly flower, the leaves on the hollyhock, the sunflower and extra paint on some of the leaves on the tree.
Okay - I think I've done touching it up - added some blue in the middle of the flowers with a Sharpie permanent pen - well maybe I added a bit more white ink too - then mounted it over a wooden frame, which measures 8" x 20".
Bad news was I've no more dyed fabric - good news is a dyed a whole lot more yesterday, so will have more playtime - I rather like this.
Till next time .......

7 comments:

Doreen G said...

Val this is spectacular--love it -love it-love it.

Kristi Bowman said...

Oh Val, I just love the look of this!! You do beautiful work!!

kimmykats said...

Oh Val, this is so wonderful! This looks quite interesting...I am going to have to spend some time looking at your work! Beautiful!

Heather said...

This is lovely Val - no wonder you are pleased with it. If I could draw as well as you do I'd want to try your technique for myself.

Judith said...

Another lovely piece,magical.
Glad you have dyed more fabric,because it looks as if you are on a roll,can't wait to see what comes next.

Mandi said...

Oooooohhhh Val, i'm liking this very much. May have to have a go at this!!!

Julie said...

So beautiful, do you mind if I try this? Julie C