|Three Layers of Transparent Wash|
If you have been following along with my series of 31 Day Block Writing posts about block printing with foam, please bear with me as I reference earlier steps for those who are just now joining in. To follow along from the beginning link to: Step #1, Step #2, and Step #3 here.
Step 4 of using the block prints in a large work involved using simple tools.
|Spray Bottle with Clear Water|
|Inexpensive Brushes from a Home Improvement Store|
I first sprayed the entire piece of fabric with clear water to make it quite damp. In a canning jar I then made a mixture of Setacolor Lemon Yellow a very few drops of Setacolor Bright Orange transparent fabric paint, and then mixed it with clear water in a 1:1 ratio of paint-to-water. Then the paint brush was dunked into the paint/water mixture and washed across the entire fabric.
|Partial Overlay of Yellow/Orange Wash|
|Jar to Mix and Store Fabric Paint|
|Partial Wash of Setacolor Cobalt Blue over 1st Wash of Setacolor Yellow/Orang|
|Setacolor Cobalt Blue Randomly Added|
I failed to mention in my earlier posts that because of the to-be-announced theme, I believed that there needed to be intersecting lines. To achieve this, I taped 3 pieces of 8.5" x 11" card stock together lengthwise, cut out a 7/8" strip with a craft knife and used it as a template to paint black strips to visually define the levels
Tomorrow I will blog about the finishing touches to this background piece.
Note: These posts are my participation in the 31 Day Blog Writing Challenge. If you, too, would like to participate, link to Cheryl Sleboda's: http://muppin.com/…/inde…/the-31-day-blog-writing-challenge/
Always remember, never fear to experiment.
Sometimes wonderful things happen.
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