Saturday, December 27, 2008

... carried away ...

I rather got carried away with the stamping ... just happened to have handy a piece of my hand dyed linen, on which I stamped with acrylic paints, then stem stitched to fill in a compass star shape with hand dyed cotton floss.

Tuesday, December 2, 2008

Coloured Papers

Shown to the right are papers stamped with cross motifs.

Shown here are the papers coloured with inks. As you can see, I finally started colouring out to the edges of the papers. Some of the inks used were Speedball, which unfortunately had no yellow in the range. I switched to Liquitex "ink!", which were easier to dispense (dropper in lid). I used both a sponge brush and a small make up sponge with which I dabbed on colour. I also coloured some paper with Derwent Inktense, which gave a different texture, as the "scribbles" show after brushing with water.

I also have an assortment of magazine pages, and some purchased coloured papers from the scrap-booking shop.