Monday, July 14, 2014

Three to get ready!

First I thought I would start with a close up of the first two pieces so you can see the details.



Now for the next piece. I think the piece of fabric I disliked the most was the pink fat quarter. The first process was dyeing this pink even though it was a while ago.



I have had a sudden love affair with hot pink and orange. I think it is a throw back to the late 50's early 60's when orange and pink was a common color combination in clothing. Think Twiggy!!


The second process was batiking the fabric and dyeing it this yellow/orange color. Unfortunately I either didn't use enough wax or it wasn't hot enough. I suspect not enough wax on the tool.


Next I used this old stamp with Jacquard's Halo Pink Gold paint on it.


You can see the hint of pink in the gold spirals.


Next I used this magenta ProFab paint with an eraser stamp also an oldie but goodie.



Of course the stamp in the center had a glob of paint on it - right in the center of the fabric.


I used the stencil of the spiral from the last piece to trace the lines onto the back or paper side of the painted fusible web - Wonder Under.


The cool think is that you get a two for one deal with the spiral. You get both the positive and negative of the spiral (see below). I cut out 6 and got 12!! Bonus!!



I loosely placed them trying to space them then ironed down each spiral one at a time.


Here are the spirals paper side down and fused. Now I need to pick off the paper. It was at this moment when I realized fiddly shapes were hard to peel!!


After all the paper was removed I used a sheet of release paper to "go over" the piece with an iron making sure all the painted fusible was really down well.


I like this picture because you can see the glimmer of the painted fusible. I had used Halo Pink Gold on the fusible webbing.


The finished piece from the top

A close-up of the piece.

4 comments:

  1. How fun! Not only do I love the colors (pink and orange are still faves of mine!) but I love swirls, and you have done a great job of using different techniques to repeat the pattern... great job!

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  2. NICE post! Thanks for sharing all this.

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  3. The repetition of the shapes in different sizes really pulls it all together, I like this one the best!

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  4. I so enjoy your posts and seeing all your creativity! Looks like another really neat piece :)

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