I know, I know.. 3 posts in one week… what’s going on? Hey, have to keep you on your toes.
So, here is how this usually goes:
I walk in my the studio to clean up a little or to put away a previous project’s stuff still hanging around. As you know, I”ve been cleaning out the room of old stuff no longer needed. I had dried up paints in jars, clogged up spray bottles and rock hard polymer clay (that I wasn’t about to bring back to life with a food processor). Anyway……….
….. I look at some of the new Dylusions Spray Inks (by Ranger/Dyan Reaveley) I just splurged on. Hmmm.. let me give them a try on a piece of 11×14 Bristol paper. Spray..ooooo… spray…ooooo.. another spray… ohhhhh. These colors are delicious, let me just tell you right now.
Fast forward….. layers and layers of Dylusions ink
heavy gesso (for the white stencil swirls)
a little fabric
Tulip Dimensional paint – for the white little dots and spiral flower on bottom right.
Checkerboard Duct Tape
Paper towel covered manilla tag – the heart was cut from that
Now, mind you, this is done over a few days and in between cleaning. See, I just sit down and I end up making something with no plans.
I wish I had taken pictures of this from the beginning, but I had no idea, I was going to keep going.. After all, I was just playing with ink.
Here is a picture of my final page….
See the little pansies at the top left corner and on the right, 1/4 of the way down? That was some sheer fabric that one of my subscribers sent me. I cut around the flowers and slapped those babies down with some gel medium. The melted right into the background. Nancy sent me a package full of music papers, old books, fabric, decorated wall paper (I think that’s what it was) and some old jewelry and some other goodies. So generous, that someone would think of me like that. THANK YOU, NANCY!!!! I hope you like what I did with the flowers. I love them.
Now, here is what else I did with the Dylusion Spray Inks. They are NOT made for fabric, but I wanted to give it a try anyway. As long as you don’t get it wet, you’re fine. It’s really made for paper.
I grabbed some muslin fabric and started spraying different colors all over. Oh my.. so purdy. Then I took a little of the Tulip paint (made for fabric) and mixed that with a little gesso. Took my make up sponge and dabbed it in the paint and gently pounced it on the fabric through a stencil. Because the ink is not permanent on fabric the white paint was a little tinted. But, I still liked it. What do you think?? I’m just loving these colors. Now if they can take these inks and make them for fabric.
Above: I spray through a rubber sink mat. Found it at Wal-mart.
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