I finished the scarf today and I'm quite pleased with the results. I can't get the exact color green background to show correctly on photos but you'll get the idea. This was a first for me in using a tjanting tool to apply the wax. It takes practice but I'm getting the hang of it and will try another.
#1 Soy Wax Applied
#2 Background painted
#3 Painted Leaves
#4 Ironed Out Wax
Wednesday, September 29, 2010
Friday, September 24, 2010
Today is a good day to wash, dry and soda ash soak some cotton to prepare for dyeing. I have a silk scarf that I'm going to paint today too so I'll get busy. I had a nice frame made to fit the scarf so I can pin it to the frame before painting. I found out in my first experiment in painting silk that this would be a good idea, hence the frame. We'll see how this goes and I'll be back with some "after" photos.
Thursday, September 23, 2010
Thursday, September 16, 2010
Mountains, tall pines, deer and lakes! A Beautiful place on earth to be. We stayed a few days in the Adirondack Mountains and attended the 23rd annual Adirondack Furniture Fair. It was excellent and I really felt like we were away on vacation! We got help finding our way with my new GPS and it worked great! Stayed in a little cabin with a nice view of Long Lake.(last photo) We enjoyed the area and hope to return next year.
Thursday, September 9, 2010
This week has given us some beautiful weather. Warm days, sunshine, some clouds and cool dreamy nights.
Fall housecleaning is on my mind now but I would rather do some fabric dyeing or painting, sew on the log cabin quilt or make some little wall hanging with my "new" rusted fabric. I know I will feel better if my place is cleaned up and "put together" much better than it is now. So I guess I should start there. In between times I can play with fabric and my camera.
I hope everyone has a wonderful fall and enjoy the beautiful weather!
I'm preparing some of my photographs for a craft show I'll be doing in Nashua, NH in November. (Lot's of N's there!) I plan on having my note cards as well as some matted 5x7's and maybe some 8x10's. There are quite a few people selling photos now with digital photography being so much more affordable than print film was. I like taking photographs and sharing with others so I will continue even though there's not much profit in it right now. I hope you will consider some of my work for upcoming holiday gifts. I have a website at http://www.dsignsbyds.zenfolio.com/ where you can order the size you would like as well as the type of paper including canvas! The store also gives you the opportunity to choose a frame and matting once you add a photo into your basket to "buy". If you're not happy with how the photo looks with a white mat, change it to black before ordering. It's easy!!! I still have shops on Etsy and Artfire and plan to continue with those for another year.
Now to get on with that housework!!