Wednesday, November 26, 2008

Wax, Rust and a Sneak Peek

Well I have plenty of time at home at the moment, but don't seem to be getting an awful lot done, but her are a few pictures of what has been happening the last week or so.
The soy wax flakes arrived a few weeks ago and I have been eager to see what they will do. Karen came round on Monday, so we made up some print paste with the procions, got out some old pieces of very pale fabric and had a play. I love this wax, so easy to use and has great potential. Here are a couple of samples.

Karen tried out a tjanting and this is the wonderful result

Simple block print

I also spent a day trying out the rusting technique from the textured surfaces online workshop I have been doing. This is a totally addictive technique and I could have dyed everything in sight rusty. Here are a couple of samples, the last piece is tyvek that has been ironed lightly, I find I do not have enough control with a heat gun so use the iron and a light touch.

Ok, poor Pandora has been completely neglected while I have been trying new dyeing and painting techniques, so here is a sneak peek of her. She still has a long way to go, but as I have changed some of the materials from the original workshop, it's going to take a bit of experimentation to get her right. I have a few Christmas projects on the go at the moment, but once they are done, I must get back to poor Pandora .


Michele Matucheski said...

Nice job with the rust-dyed Tyvek!
I met you in the Fibre-in-Form class. I really liked many of your class samples. In appreciation, I want to tag you with the 7 Things Meme. Guidelines are on my blog at Feel free to decline. I know this is a very busy time of year. Smiles!

Daydreamer :) said...

Tracy, I love your doll so far. I missed it last time I was here. She's turning out wonderfully.
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As Seen Through My Eyes.... said...

I love this photo of Pandora. For some reason, I think of some of the Greek gods....with her ears becoming sort of wings....ear-wings. How cool!

BMDesign said...

Hi Tracy,
... I've started taking Marilyn's Pandora class and I just wanted to ask - did you ever finish her?
I love doing this big project - I started with the sins as I was waiting for all sorts of materials in the mail and I changed them from sins to travellers.
If you finished her - would you mind sharing her - she is so pretty :)
If you want to check out my progress I have been blogging about her and the travellers here
Anyways - just wanted to let you know that I really like your Pandora :)
Have a lovely day,