Monday, July 17, 2006

Playing with color

I want to do some experimenting with silk chiffon, & decided to paint several small pieces different colors. I used the Dynaflow that I just bought. I like the fact that it's thin & flows nicely. It also looks neat when spritzed with a spray bottle. I wonder if salt works on it? I didn't feel like running upstairs to get any, maybe next time. In the photo above the 2 smaller pieces on the far right are dryer sheets that I used to mop up paint off the surface underneath, & the 2 pieces of fabric below are pieces that my friend Kathy gave me. The 1st is one she bought in Holland. It hand a clear white background, with splotches of bright yellow & blue on it. The one below is a piece that she and stamped with green ferns & black with blue winged dragonflies on white. I used both as clean up from the painting, then sprayed with water & smooshed them around in a plastic bag to get fuller coverage. I'm laying them out on the hot tub to dry. ( I did ask her if she minded if I color them up a bit, for some reason, I don't use much white).

This last photo is a PINK Yarrow. We have Yarrow growing all over. It's a weed in Alaska, but mostly you just see white. I was tickled Pink (groan, I know bad pun) to find pink in my yard. In Michigan you have to buy Yarrow at the nursery & plant it in your garden. Of course there you find Queen Ann's Lace growing as a weed in the fields & ditches. Here you find it in fancy bouquets for lots of money from the florist! One man's weed is the next one's wildflower!
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9 comments:

MJAPA said...

I like your blue poppies the best! :-)

Micki said...

Your fabrics look really yummy!

Sande said...

It looks like you're having a lot of fun playing around. And your barn quilt looks great!

Melodie said...

I love the dragon fly fabric! It looks like the leaves are floating in water! It's awesome!

Debra Spincic said...

Fun to see the fabrics change into something new and different! Pretty colors in the first photo!

diva of quilts said...

What beautiful spring colors!

jenclair said...

Great job with the fabrics! Yarrow and QA's Lace are weeds here, too, but I love and encourage them.

emmyschoonbeek said...

wonderful fabrics

Michelle said...

I love the fabrics. I've been away for a while, but hope to catch up on your blog (and get back to mine) soon!! :)