a real screen! Carefully wrapped in a piece of her lovely fabric.
I was a little scared to use it (how silly!!!!!) so I've only made these prints so far.....
A crazy painted ground with multiple images, car manual instructions,some mulberry bark paper, pieces of stitched fabric, silk & my first jar dyeing on thin calico - the 'jar' was a hotel breakfast jam jar, what, an inch by an inch? I dropped some silk paint in on top of the scrunched up piece of fabric to see what would happen. I finally did it!!!! It was pretty wet so I laid it over another piece & rollered it about - 2 for one ;) I used brusho (ink) powder in printing medium - I was worried about acrylic paint drying on the screen but this was perfect for a test. With a bowl of water around you can use the medium with acrylic paint, it just mustn't dry.I'm delighted with how the print looks. I bought the printers medium for this purpose, as an extender, when I did a Collagraph w/s 100 years ago & I used it for lino printing in Feb.I knew it would come in useful one day ;) Now I'm excited to 'design' the hanging for which I ordered the screen. I'll definitely be getting some more screens, very good value & quick considering there are 12,000 miles between me & Linda, thanks!
Aileen was going to come by for a visit while on holiday - couldn't make it but kindly sent me the lovely bits & pieces she'd been going to give me.
I feel a pale pennant coming on! So kind, thank you ;) One or 2 people in the studio have said I should put some of my papers together (as l can't always close the drawer!) into an inspiration pack & I could add spare pieces of found fabric - we all know we'll never use all of our 'stash' in our lifetime! I've enjoyed buying inspiration packs myself, something to start you off, & my girls at the workshop I gave were appreciative of their little bag of 'pretties' for the notebook covers. So another thing on my long list & thanks for the nudge Aileen!
Then because I mentioned last week I didn't have any burgundy velvet to use ( I have other colors) the generous Heloise sent me some, lovely lucious deep pile velvet. Thank you to you for your kindness! I've never seen patterned velvet, wonderful! (I may put some of that 'flat' pile velvet I was using before in the packs ;)
meant to put this little tag on top
some neighbors came by with some found wood, so nice of people to think of me on their woodland & beach walks ;)
Don't you love that heart cone?
My DH & I have been together for 29 years (married 24) worth a card I thought.
Tricky to see but he's my star so there are 3 on the card I made & that's our little wooden boat on the bay, watercolor, just lovely.
I feel enriched by all these goodies!
So, here's the pennant
The ribbons came on a long piece of card with about 6 different kinds of cord & ribbon. A B&B guest saw what I collected & had a little clear out when she got home & sent me these. I wouldn't have chosen mint green, really but it works well with one of my old silky tops & circles a la Janet Edmonds. Oops, forgot the sketch & no sample...yet ;)
I'm taking a break from pennants this week. I want to make something useful for someone special, definitely using some of the lacey & velvet bits above. I hope she likes it, I hope I can make it!
I've achieved 100 followers, thanks so much! Now, what shall I giveaway next week?