Monday, 25 February 2013

feeling a bit stupid

yes, I am definitely feeling a little daft, These are the blueberry muffins my kids rustled up for themselves- as mentioned on last post, but the photo mysteriously disappeared from it......
And this is Julies hat- also disappeared from last post

And this is Yvonne brown a very kind textile artist who just spent two whole days teaching some fen ladies to create texture and surfaces,
We had a brilliant time and I couldn't wait to nip home and steal Mr shed mans soldering iron  and some emulsion paint.

We had a lot of fun playing with xpandaprint and some screens, and we made lots of textile papers too, all very painty and sticky and huge fun!We enjoyed ourselves hugely and learned a lot,  thank you Yvonne... 

texture- waiting to be painted and stitched.

scrim paper 
xpandaprint lace

wall texture, gagging to be painted and STITCHED A LOT!!!!!
Remember the porridge bag?
now the paints dry, so Iv ironed the wrinkles out and the pages feel a bit soft and fragile.
so I have  painted all pages on one side with a half and half pva solution and laid each page on a waxedd cereal packet, completely non stick and quite firm, I stack them up and put a weight on top, don't know if I'm doing this right, playing it by ear, maybe I should have painted and pvad before I cut the pages upkeep watching and we will see how it goes, now I must go and stitch something as I am getting withdrawal symptoms...
 short prayer- please blogger- behave yourself.......


  1. You should be all right with the porridge bags between the cereal bags and weighted down. They should peel off ok and I don't see that cutting them to size will have made any difference. They might take extra time to dry out though so maybe take the weights off fairly soon. You can always flatten them when they're dry. Your workshop looks interesting, I hope you're going to bring your samples on Wednesday :)

  2. Thanks fr stopping by my blog and the lovely comment. Love all the samples you've all done, looks like a fun day :)


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