Wednesday, August 19, 2015

Fall Class

The Fall Classes start on Wednesday September 9, 2015     10 am to 2:00 pm

I'll post information about supplies next week.

I have been silk painting again getting ready for class in September.  I'm sorry to say I haven't done a single bit of silk painting since the last class got out, but after spending a day playing around with it again  I LOVE IT!           For me it is so much less stressful than regular painting, but maybe that is because it is more familiar to me.

 What I want to do is have a small project each day for the first few weeks to teach a particular technique.  I'm not saying these will be the final choices, but I've been trying things out.  This one could teach Gutta application, painting water, dot and spot texturizing and some shading.

 Dimensional effects and working with the fabric pens and pencils after the gutta is washed out, plus salt and Urea effects.
I'm still working on the "NO GUTTA LINE" technique, but haven't quite gotten it yet.  This is worked from light to dark and getting colored lines rather than white in some areas.  I'm still working on the effect of transparancy but it is coming along in the tentacles.  These are just small samples to have fun with.

Thursday, August 13, 2015

Sewing Again

I have been making, not one but two quilts.  Two grand daughters wanted the same fabric for their quilts.  I don't usually do the same again, but in this case I am.  If I keep working I'll get them done for Christmas.

I'm a bit rusty on the free motion quilting that used to just flow out of the machine.  I have not been practicing, but by the time I get the stitching done in all the squares I may be back up to speed.

I got an e-mail that the new class brochure is out and it is time to sign up for Claremont classes again.
We will start on September 9 at 10 am.  I hope to see you there.  I want to do more silk painting and try a few ideas I have had over the summer.  Next post will explain further.