I have been developing ideas that might spur me on to new work and thought I would share it with you.
One of the things I thought intriguing was trying to think up all kinds of edge treatments. For me, trying to stretch my mind and think up new things is a great way to increase my creativity.
These are Prairie Points in actual fabric. I used some of my hand dyed fabric left over form the circle quilt and attached the prairie Points to a strip which I sewed onto the paper page.
On this page edge I placed staples at varying angles. Imagine them as stitches perhaps.
This edge got the hole punch treatment. I could even make a pattern with the holes and thread wool through them. Remember those cards we had as children?
Did I already show this? It was an India Ink study in preparations for the dye experiment. It came out better in ink (smile).
I can tell by the lack of comments (like none) when I post pictures from my sketchbook that not too many are interested in sketchbooks. You should become friends with a sketchbook. They are lots of fun and become the repository of all kinds of ideas. This is a cloth "page" I added to my sketchbook. I used matte medium to "glue" it in.
This is a new image transfer technique I just learned about on DMTV (the Kemshalls). At least on this one I remembered to mirror image the text!!
Not so much here but then I reprinted the text and mirror imaged it. The wonderful raven was a photo image transfer.
A drier sheet with paint on it, tissue paper, red fabric and a gold candy wrapper with fusible on the back ironed on to the fabric.
My rope stamps make a faint print after having the dye washed out. I thought I'd made an impression in my sketch book
Here is that stamp I showed a few days ago and some prints made with fabric paint on cloth
I really like this image
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