Cyber Fyber Trade In The Works

Thanks to Patty Van Huis-Cox’s blog, I found my way over to another blog by Susan Lenz. Susan has a bunch of ATC’s and postcards that she is trading for.  After looking them over for a couple of days I plunged in and picked one here. My only problem now is….what will I send her?  She is going to be displaying these at a South Carolina gallery in January 2009.  Gotta get to work!

Soy wax design screened with inks on cotton.

Soy Wax and Dye

This is a piece of hand dyed (deep red) fabric, stamped with soy wax, then painted with activated dye paint (turquoise).  There was a lot of wax on this and it came out quite easily.

Yesterday I made a gelatin print plate and will be making prints today to post later.  Let the fun begin!

Call Me Color Crazy…

I think I am in love with color. After dyeing 15 yards last week, some days I just sit and stare at the colors in the stack. Sometimes I stroke them to feel the softness. Am I obsessed? Maybe. I am enjoying the intensely rich colors. (I also tend to stick my nose in the freshly opened coffee can and take a deep breath, too…these are a few of MY favorite things…remember that song?)

I have also been playing a bit with soy wax. Isn’t this luscious? I applied the wax in a random abstract pattern.

It’s a clean-the-brush cloth that I screened over with Lumiere and Textile paints by Jacquard. It’s very impressionistic. Now put it with this aqua blue hand dye…

Yummm….I think I would wear clothes in these colors. When I got out my 3-In-1 color tool, I found that the scarlet red color is the complement of the aqua blue. No wonder I like it.

I have also been dabbling with breakdown printing. I will post some pictures later.