Tuesday, July 30, 2013

arty day

I have E staying with me this week.  He likes to do an arty project so today he painted and printed a canvas. (I found a huge stash of big bubble wrap stashed in E's dads car boot.  I may have 'borrowed a couple of pieces)  Then E ran some card through my big shot using one of Tim Holtz's cutting dies.  We tried one or two colourways and E decided he like the aged rusted look, he dabbed teal paint on first, then went over with copper.  




My main input is to let him use my equipment and stash...and I get to clear up! 

Watching E use those gorgeous colours gave me the urge to colour some fabric.  Well, that and the fact that I am teaching on Friday and needed some silk







The smaller jars sitting in the microwave contain silk habitai.  The larger tubs have cotton poplin.  I used procion dyes and all are happily batching overnight.  The microwave is an old one used solely for dying, although on this occasion I only used it for storage. 


We had the most spectacular sunset, one glorious blue sky with many more pinks than my camera can capture.  Even the sky supports my colour choices today :)

 

4 comments:

Rachel Murphree said...

What a fabulous day...E is so lucky! and your colors, and sunset are gorgeous! what are you teaching on Friday?

yarngoddess said...

Looking good! You guys must be having fun. I have H tomorrow morning - must think of good activity.

Wendy said...

the Friday fun workshop this week is silk rosette brooches, simple but gorgeous

Julie said...

The cogs look fun. Have you washed the silk out yet?