Brightening Life with Creativity,
one day at a time...
For my latest fiber art piece, I challenged myself to use some new materials and layering to create some interesting visual texture. After going through my stash of fabrics and ribbons, (which you saw in my previous post) I realized that I didn't have everything I was looking for. Some things I was going to have to create.
I pulled out my roll of white kraft-tex and my super speedy circle cutter from Alto's and in a matter of a couple of minutes, I had 3 circles ready to use. Since the kraft-tex is fairly stiff by itself, I didn't need to use any stabilizer!
I knew I wanted to experiment with some spray dyeing on the kraft-tex, so I mixed up some honey gold dye in a spray bottle. Next, I grabbed an old towel, a blank piece of PFD (prepared for dyeing) fabric, my three kraft-tex circles and a plastic stencil of gears.
I put the old towel down on the counter with the PDF fabric on top. Then I layered the circles and the stencil on top. I decided that the over-spray from the circles would create some neat texture on the fabric and I was right!
After I was satisfied with the circles, I put them aside to dry and used the stencil on the fabric. I layered and sprayed, and layered and sprayed. I really like the effect! Not only did I add some interest to the plain white circles, I surface designed a great piece of background fabric at the same time!; nothing is wasted!
I bet you're wondering what happened to the circles! :) Well, they did get used as a layer in my latest fiber art piece. You'll have to come back and see it all put together next time! ;)
Fiber artist, wife to a wonderful husband and mom to 2 awesome kids
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