Friday, June 05, 2009

Thanks to the lovely weather lately, until today that is, I've been creating outside - things that I'm banned from doing indoors. :)
So I have been making paper, trying out different techniques. I rusted these ones as they were drying on the felts. I think they would have rusted more but after nearly a week I got a bit impatient waiting for them to dry.

And how’s this for a sort of peeling paint type texture?I was working with gesso recently, had some left over, so rolled it onto the underside of a piece of bubble wrap. While I was dying I dipped this in a spent Indigo Blue dye bath. This made the gesso pucker up and go plasticky. When it dried out, it looked like this.
I also dipped some teabag paper in the same dye bath – and this time when pressing it flat I didn’t make the mistake of trying to save time by ironing several pieces together. *LOL*


I decided to try the basic Arashi Shibori technique I have been learning about in Wil's workshop on a piece of cotton duck that had already been folded and dyed with Indigo Blue. You can vaguely see the stripes , it would probably have worked better had I used the Mustard dye first.In the same Mustard dye bath I put in the piece of back to front velvet - but I think I preferred it as it was.I also loosely folded and put these other pieces in, the first one is duck cotton and the other two are velvet which had already been folded and dyed in Indigo Blue. The Mustard colour looks so much nicer on the velvet.I just can’t resist this colour combination.

13 comments:

Heather said...

What fantastic results from your dyeing and paper making session. You have a great collection of fabrics to inspire you further. Will you add colour to the rusted papers? The gessoed bubblewrap gives a great texture. You must be delighted with everything.

Becky Vigor said...

I love the colour combination too, especially where the two colours intersect. The back to front velvet looks like a zebra now! What fab results from the gesso bubble wrap too!

Genie said...

Great results Lynda,

Doreen G said...

Love the bottom 3 Lynda.

Shirley Anne Sherris said...

Hi
My grandson would approve of these colours. They have always been his 2 favourite colours.
Still to have a go at rusting!!!!!
Cheers

Judy Alexander said...

Looks like you had a great day of playing outside. I love all of the results!

Fibrenell said...

Great results - I especially love the gessoed bublewrap. Thanks for putting up such good photos.
Helen

neki desu said...

i like your shibori experiments, very free and i agree about the color combination, unbeatable!

neki desu

Angelcat said...

What lovely effects and textures you have created

Sandy said...

Wonderful experiments. I'd rather work outside.

Debbi Baker said...

Fabulous results Lynda (and in your favouritye colours!!) I love the rusted paper - I can just imagine it on a leafy nature inspired collage!

Val said...

Great results Lynda - love the last one - velvet?

Pat said...

WOW. Pots of luck; what a treat to get that machine on 'permanent loan'. And how prolific you have been.