Take a look at these.
They looked pretty good and I didn’t want to throw them away so I ironed on some foil then used PVA to bond tissue paper to the foil.
With this next one I used an acrylic gel medium and didn’t get such a good result which is unusual. Not sure about this one at all – looks like a blood stain. :) The back isn’t very exciting either. And here’s another surface that looks good even though the colours are not very appealing. And a close up.I should offer a top prize to anyone who could guess how these markings were made because I’m sure no-one would.
Its Evolon coloured with procion dye then dabbed with a baby wipe (by accident to start with) – certainly worth exploring further.
Now you may remember that I had an incredible urge for home-baking when I first finished work. Well, that has worn off somewhat, after all, Mr Kipling does it so much better.
But, my daughter dropped this book round and I couldn’t resist flicking through it.
Now Carrot Cake has been around for years and I’ve been making chocolate and beetroot muffins for sometime but these recipes use vegetables that you would not believe: Aubergines, Courgettes, Sweet Potato, Swede and even Turnips! And they are all dessert cakes too.
I have just finished off a Cappuccino Cupcake – made with sweet potato, delicious.
Harry Eastwood, female by the way, heads up each recipe with a short description of the finished cake(s) as if they are little people.
This cupcake will come down to dinner wearing a Chinese Silk Jacket if the fancy takes him. Although he’s kind and smiley about the eyes, don’t presume to know what he’s thinking. He can be anything he wants...because he’s magic.”
Brilliant book to read through even if you never get to making any of the recipes.
And heading back to textiles…something to whet your appetite with a taste of things to come….. :))