Monday, October 26, 2009

Paper, Quiltie

This month's theme for Unlimited Textiles is Africa. Here is what Pam sent me. It is so lush with all the stitching and beads. Aren't I lucky to get it? One of the papers we did in Albie Smith's class at Art and Soul is called crystal paper. Thin paint is dropped on a paper with an eye dropper. Then kitchen plastic wrap is scrunched up and put on top until the paint dries. Waiting for it to dry is the hard part. You never know what you will get.


3 comments:

linda stokes said...

This is a great technique to use with dispersal dyes too - enables you to transfer the design to fabric.
Nice Africa themed piece!

Gina said...

Sounds like a fun technique. I'm curious if anyone was using the plastic wrap in some manner afterwords.

And very pretty African theme quilts - the one you received and your's that I see further down in your blog.

Sue B said...

that quiltie is wonderful!