This past weekend I taught my first workshop of the season. It was a ball and just what the doctor ordered. NOW I feel like a normal person - all treatment has ended!!
Here are a few images I sent to Lyric Kinard for her to make into thermofax screens:
These first few were made using a sink mat with square holes cut. I just used the rigid edges of the mat to help contain the pen. Diagonal lines
There were circles within the square
These were horizontal lines made with a marker
The handwriting is backwards on purpose. I wanted the "marks" of handwriting without being able to read it. The top one was marker and the bottom one was pen
This last one was done to mimic a side view of waffley papers. I did this free hand. All of these were done as overall background on cloth (or paper) as a first layer.
Yesterday Judith came over for a play date and the screens arrived too so I tried them with thickened dye. More about the play date next post.
Here they are with the dye wet:
And here they are washed and ironed
The ones that look green were done with Judith's thickened dye which has soda ash added. It had been so long that the black dye was exhausted. Live and learn. I used black thickened dye on pre-treated cloth.
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