This is my entry for Shashi's cookbook in Cookbook Round Robin on the FabricDollArt list. All ready for mailing -- woo hoo!! I kind of wish now that I had printed the recipe out on a transparency instead of vellum so you could see the watercolor painting underneath better, but I am still satisfied with the effect. I look forward to tweaking this process more in the future. Geez, I love to paint!
My next painting project will be a little more unorthodox. I have some girl's Levi's jackets in excellent condition that I want to try "unpainting" with bleach I've got the designs all worked out... now I just need to find the time to sit down and do it. I've been experimenting with a bleach pen made by Clorox that makes the whole process pretty easy.
Here you can see some of the results of my experiments on denim. The numbers refer to the number of minutes I left the bleach on the fabric. The "90" is darker because I began with wet fabric in the first place. Yes, I know you shouldn't add another variable to a test, but I didn't think of that until later. sigh...
Stay tuned for further updates!
I haven't abandoned my doll making either, but... is this about the scariest doll head you've ever seen? Ugh! I am just going to have to Have Faith in the designer of this one as I have seen some spectacular dolls made from this pattern. There will be another layer of fabric over all this as a "skin", as well as eyelids to tone down the goggle-eyed stare, but in the meantime, I have to say it again... UGH!!
This is the body of the doll for the above head. Again, I am going on faith as the limbs seem to be a very odd shape to me, but we'll just see won't we. The idea for this doll was inspired by the "Judith" paintings of Gustav Klimt. Who could resist the great story line involved as well as the fabulous imagery he created... not me! This is one of the more ambitious dolls I have ever attempted, so we will just have to see how it all comes together.
Still threading the loom, so no progress to report there. The soy silk thread is a delight to handle though, so I will just enjoy the process. One of these days I will learn to settle down and do one thing from start to finish instead of having so many multiple projects going at once... or maybe not, LOL!