Monday, November 17, 2008

Mixed Media update

I am working on lesson 3 of my mixed media class, which has us painting on fabric, then adding the painted portion to a background. I did several backgrounds in lesson 1, but decided to try my painted bird on a couple pieces of fabric I had created prior to the class:

The background here is a leaf print I did awhile back... I am using the back of the fabric, because it is more muted, sort of 'misty'.


This background is a piece of rust-dyed fabric I did using rebar and rusty wire.
Then I remembered I have some collage papers I purchased for the class, and decided to try one of them:
I can't decide! What to do... what to do!
Meanwhile, I finished the last tie-dye yesterday for my upcoming 2-day show (at last!), so now I have a few days to get my stuff together for the show, and maybe work a little on dyeing fabrics for my next art quilt. The beat goes on...

5 comments:

Rayna said...

I enjoy your blog, too, Judy - finally decided I should be an official follower - LOL.

Why doesn't my rust-dyed fabric look like that????

tiedyejudy said...

Welcome, Rayna! I'm delighted to have you as my first 'Follower'!
As for the rust-dyeing, the only real success I have had so far is using the rebar. Someone else suggested I try steel wool, so I guess that will be my next experiment. Stay tuned...

Judy

linda stokes said...

I like your bird Judy, looks good on all but I like the rust background best, seems to have more depth.
Thanks for commenting on my blog.

Melly Testa said...

Hey Judy! I like the first two birds, if you care for my opinion. I love what you are doing, but birds turn the key to my heart. Even still. Really good stuff.

Margarita Korioth said...

Your bird is beautiful!I can't wait to see it with the stitching.