Sunday, 2 September 2012

Toning it down and using it up

Some of the fabrics I intend to use for "My Father's Shed" series were crying out ... literally. Using grevillea leaf from my parent's property, I've overprinted the rubbings on two of the more pink pieces. I printed with Karen Pharr Studios textile paints - purchased after meeting her in La Veta. Thanks to some sage advice from Sue Dennis in her Leaf it Alone workshop, I've been able to extend the life of these paints... almost indefinitely. It was a good reminder about investing in the best quality product I can afford, and then look after it! That recent experience prompted a total eclipse of the studio where a number of items were discovered, as if for the first time, including more  PFD metreage. Oh dear - it begged attention on this glorious second day of Spring (for those of us in southern parts).


Margaret said...

Thanks for the links, Ali. Have to look these women up. I use Jacquard textile paints...wonder if/how they might be compared to Karen's. :-) As for the pink piece -- I love what you began with (with the gold swirl), but can understand how you might want to alter it for your project.

Sue Dennis said...

Looking great witht he leaf prints Ali.

judy said...

Woooooooooo hoooooooooooo