Wednesday, June 27, 2007

Sunny Play Day

It was a beautiful day today, so I decided to take advantage of it & go out on the new deck (or at least part of a deck), & play with paints & fabrics. I hadn't realized until reading Vicki W's blog that Dynaflow paints can be used for sun printing. I knew it was possible with Seta color, (& I have some small bottles of that too), but I have big bottles of Dynaflow, so that's what I decided to play with.
I looked upon it as sort of a Mad Science experiment, nothing really specific in mind,
just wanted to see what I could do. The doily on fabric, made a great sun print.
So did these paper cut snowflakes I made.
I think this will be the beginning for my auction quilt for our quilt show at Conoco-Phillips this year.
I just found out that Jeri's son is working there now!
I also did a couple of paintings of my favorite wildflower, Fireweed.
They don't look like much now, but when quilted & dimensional flowers & leaves are added they'll be beautiful.
I also painted up several pieces of silk organza for layering, & some batting & cotton scraps for art quilts.
Now I need to go bleach my hands, & shower, & get supper going!
PS-thanks for all your healing wishes. My shoulder is coming along nicely. Aches when I do to much, but really isn't bad.


Micki said...

Your sun prints look great. I didn't know you could use Dye-na-flow for this technique. Just might have to give this a try.

Leanne Hurren said...

These look fantastic Deb, especially the doiley one! Love the deck as well!!

Vicki W said...

Cool! The doily and snowflakes are wonderful. I've got a pretty good stash of old linens that I've picked up at yard sales and such,,,,hmmmmm

StegArt said...

Your sunprints look great! I especially like the paper snowflake one.

jenclair said...

Great success on the sun prints and the painting of the Fireweed!

Glad to hear the shoulder continues to heal. Hasn't seemed to slow you down!

Rian said...

Wow Deb, you are just so danged creative!

Glad you're shoulder is coming along. That's a beautious deep blue sky there, and that deck just knocks me out!

Suzanne Earley said...

Love, love, love the snowflakes!!

Karoda said...

I've missed visiting here and its good to see you up and about playing around with fabric. And I had to chuckle at Lucy's sense of humour in her felted piece.

MargaretR said...

I especially love your painting of your faavourite flower and I'm so pleased your shoulder is getting better slowly..

Shirley Goodwin said...

Those paper snowflakes look fantastic!

Dianne said...

The sun prints look wonderful - but I really love your wildflower painted fabric. Can't wait to see it finished!!