05 April 2017

Making a decision ​

Well, this sky dilemma has certainly made me dig deeply in my bag of techniques to find a solution. Remember the painted fusible web?


I ironed it on to a soft piece of rayon lawn hoping for a softer hand. No luck. It was a stiff as a board. No needle would go happily through that surface plus 


I wasn't that fond of the visual impact. A bit to harsh for the lush landscape I am aiming to create.


Next I tried some silk chiffon painted with thinned down Dye-Na-Flo paints. I laid them out wet with ridges in them to get the paint to dry in streaks.


Success. This was the soft sky I was looking for PLUS the painted edges had wicked some paint so I had a thin line of darker color on the edges. You can really see that on the lavender piece.


I used the really large piece of indigo dyed silk chiffon for the multiple layers of mountains starting with light ones in the background to darker in the foreground.


Then I inserted some LWI acid dyed chiffon in dark green for trees and a shibori dyed piece of silk chiffon for the grasses in the foreground.



Right now it looks like a bunch of scraps of fabric but the Madeira Lana wool thread will bring this piece to life. Now I need to start!!!!


6 comments:

  1. Success--definitely worth the experimenting! This will be wonderful.

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    1. Thanks Kathy. Check Friday to see the final results

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  2. Beth, you are part scientist! Thanks for sharing such an adventurous process...

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    1. Wait til you see it finished!!

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