Sunday, 4 November 2012

DESIGN EXPLORATIONS - September - Home

It all started in my sketchbook.

I painted white fabric with Inktense Blocks

This is what the back looked like             

When Stitched:

We traveled a great deal during 2012. When I returned home this fall, I realized how much I had missed friends, family, garden and the comforts of home. Home is where my heart is! Colour has always been important in my life.
Techniques: I experimented with Inktense blocks. They work like a pastel, but are powdered ink pressed into a 3” stick.

Techniques: I painted on treated fabric (I backed the fabric with freezer paper to make it easier to paint on), added water with a paint brush and the powdery ink dissolves into intense colour. The back shows that the ink has partially penetrated through. When I sewed the project, the needle caused dye powder to gather on the surface. I washed a small piece. The colour remained strong ... but there was a grainy residue.

1 comment:

Elisabeth, said...

Wowh!! It´s very beautiful!! I like pictures with hearts very much!! Elisabeth