Tsukineko ink on watercolor paper using my two stencil designs.
Birds in Tree Inverse Stencil - works beautifully as a mask when laying down color!
"Bird in Trees Inverse" Stencil sample. I'm in love with both of my stencil samples, if you don't hear from me well you know the drill send whoppers and cheesecake cause it means I'm holed up in my studio!
Yesterday something absolutely wonderful arrived in the mail for my approval, my sample stencil from one of my own designs "Birds in Tree"! I've been playing with it ever since it arrived, and of course the inevitable wait time for layers of gesso to dry had to be endured, but over all I'm having a blast this afternoon!
More layer as these two layers should be dry and ready for the next several processes, which includes some ink/pen techniques and then more layering. I see some numbers and text in this piece as well.
Tomorrow I will have some fabric samples to show and tell.
Starting Date: Saturday June 1, 2013 Open to all forum members, even after it starts!
This month's prompt: BugsYep. Bugs. Simple and easy. Prose, poetry, play. Fiction, nonfiction. It's all good, all bugs.
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It should be finished tomorrow sometime, this piece has been a break through piece for me. Break through in that while beading and stitching I resolved some issues I had with another piece I constructed way back around 2001, Big Blue Stem.
Big Blue Stem - Earth Pigments, Natural Dyes, Cotton, Cheesecloth, Stitch.
This piece has been languishing in my studio for about twelve years. From time to time I trot it out, hang it on my wall and alas nothing, nada, zilch, zip! And then late Saturday night, whilest I was stitching on Sunshine and Roses it occurred to me to experiment with overlaying digitally printed silk organza fabrics onto the right hand panel. More coming soon...