Sunday, November 11, 2007

Have been having a 'play' this weekend. Not really sure where I am going with these pieces but its been good working on them.
I started off with some cotton canvas which I painted with a base coat of thick white acrylic paint. When that was dry I used my two favourite colours, Quinacridone Nickel Azo Gold (try saying that with a mouthful!) and Quinacridone Burnt Orange.
While the paint was still tacky I covered it with pieces of dressmaking tissue paper and once dry, went over the top with Interference Gold.

Gold foil (from Fibre in-Form) was applied using Golden Regular Gel Medium and the clover mini iron.
I outlined some of the pattern lines using the machine and a black thread from Gutermann called Sulky.

Yesterday while searching for something else I found an unopened bottle of Tim Holtz Ranger Distress Ink called Vintage Photo.
This was diluted slightly with water and painted on. And this is as far as I have got with this one.

These two photos are close ups. Its amazing how the colours change sometimes when taking a close up.

And this, which I think is fabulous and would love to translate to fabric, is thanks to a tip from Susan (Art of Textiles). It is the top photo using a filter called 'Find Edges' in Photoshop.

This second piece is also cotton canvas but this time it is small pieces sewn together to make a larger piece, which is why there are lots of crinkles and creases in it.
I used Cobalt Teal, Phtalo Blue and Interference Blue on this one as well as the two colours that I used in the piece above.


Once again I painted over it with the Distress Ink.
And these are the close ups.


And that's as far as I got with this piece too.

I have also been working on some other foil projects this weekend along with Carol (Textile Tales) which we hope to make available as freebie tutes and kits on our website very soon.

21 comments:

sharon young said...

Hi Lynda
It worked!! I conquered the technology! have got the RSS feed up and running so here I am first in queue.
Brilliant idea to use commercial patterns as a base.
The find edges on PS is a great filter, I would love to find a way of translating it and others into stitch/mixed media, but it's not easily translated.
I've had a go several times and usually find that it forms the jumping off point rather than the design itself.
The distress ink gives a wonderful antique feel.
I'm looking forward to seeing where it goes from here.

Sandy said...

The photos look yummy. I need to try more of it. Sandy

Cellostitcher said...

Fabulous. The close up photos make me want to reach out and touch! Gorgeous colours.

Susan D said...

Blimey Lynda you have been busy. Love the colours and textures you've got. Everyone seems to be trying my Photoshop tip.

Doreen G said...

I love them Lynda especially the second group.

Carol said...

Oh, these are interesting, can't wait to see what you do with them. I love the textures. Exiting stuff!

Waltraud said...

It looks so cool! I am looking forward to the results!

Barbara said...

The colours are excellent. My mother was a dressmaker and I have lots of dressmaking papers....mmmh ...perhaps....

Debbi Baker said...

These experiments are all wonderful Lynda! Love the rich colours you have achieved - the distress ink is a terrific finish on these. Now to wait and see what you do with them all!

Julie said...

Lovely textures Lynda and gorgeous colours. Now, where did I put that canvas?! Well, a girl's got to put her sewing machine to some use!

Micki said...

These look fantastic.

Nancilyn (Fiberdabbler) said...

These are sooooo my favorite colors! Be sure to check out the Flickr group: Rust Rules, Macro Photo Group.

Carol said...

You've done it again, fabulous textures,

Papoosue said...

These are looking good, I love the colours, especially the second one.

Thanks for your comments. Yes, Adam is still a believer, so is Lucy although she is rather suspicious these days :-(

Papoosue said...

These are looking good, I love the colours, especially the second one.

Thanks for your comments. Yes, Adam is still a believer, so is Lucy although she is rather suspicious these days :-(

Gina said...

These are wonderful surfaces Lynda. I especially liked the first one.

Ruth said...

Lynda,

I've been playing with paint this weekend as well. Actually, you inpired me to try some paint techniques because you always get such fantastic surfaces/colors. Looks like you had fun!

ominnimo said...

Fantastic!
Moira.

Homeleightigger said...

Fantasmagorical!! Val

ANDREA said...

These experiments are awsome. I loved looking at the results which are so astonishing! Ilove the textures you achieved, and the grahpic elements you added by machine stitching are adding sense to the surface! Thanks for sharing!! Have a great day
Andrea

sammy said...

I am so intrigued by this foil and canvas stuff... Do you know if this is the same foil type stuff that you can also use their tacky glue to hold it onto hard surfaces? I love how you get so much color and texture with this stuff...