These are the last 2 pillows ( front and back) They have a bit of a story behind them.
This first pillow was made from a piece of fabric that started as white then I squirted liquid black dye in a graffiti type style. Both of these pillows were just pieces of fabric I was playing with, not made for any purpose but to make lines on white.
Well, the black on white was boring and stark so I decided to try to dye them an off white; give them a tea stained look. They ended up a hideous khaki beige color, all mottled an dull.
On another occasion I had some thickened dye. I can't remember whether I made it intentionally to use on this fabric or it was just left over. At any rate, I decided to "tart" up the fabric with color. These ended up being some of my favorite fabrics. I have quite a few more half yards of various designs.
You can really see that hideous khaki/beige color on this pillow but being offset by the fine black thermofax lines and punches of color really makes it come alive. Do you remember these former black and white experiments?
- Deconstructed screen printing
- Make a Stamp from a Photo
- Simple Batik Tutorial
- Unique Batik Tutorial
- Best EVER book covers
- Tray Dyeing Tutorial
- Dyeing embroidery thread
- Framing - 3 ways
- The Art Greenhouse
- Paste Paper
- Rice Bags
- All About Thermofax Screens
- Making your own sketchbooks two ways
- Travel Sketchbook with Removable Signatures
- Making screens for silk screening - 2 ways
- Avery Note Tab Stencil
- Make your own permanent Gelli plate
- How to snow dye
- Handling soy wax and thickened dye
- Necessities or Not
- What is a thermofax screen and how do I use it?
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Thanks for visiting, Beth
You made beautifull pillows! And a lot. Now there's always one avelable ;-)ReplyDelete
What fun! Yes, I remember the line exercises... love what the addition of color does to them!ReplyDelete
They are absolutely gorgeous. It's easy to see why they became some of your favourite fabrics.ReplyDelete
I seriously have to UP my pillow practices! :)ReplyDelete
Love the pillows !!!ReplyDelete
There is no ugly fabric, only sometimes they need a bit more :-)ReplyDelete