Sunday, June 26, 2011

two new pillowcase sets

I made these using leftover fabric from other projects. I love pale and/or neutral colors.
white and ivory pillowcases

These were for a long time friend of the family. She loves lavender. I wasn't sure of her current decorating scheme, so I thought I'd just use the lavender as the band. She was pleased with them.
white with lavender pillowcases

Sunday, June 05, 2011

gelatin monoprint

I've been wanting to do this for a long time. Comfortable Shoes Studio had a great post (thanks!) that gave me the push I needed.

Plexiglass intaglio -

1st print - You can see I didn't clean the plate off well. I scratched the plexi with an old xacto knife. The ink, of course, was drying too fast as I didn't use/have any retarder. I do kind of like the "holey" look of the pear.
gelatin monoprint

later prints: I used acrylic paint mixed with gel medium for this one. I like the way it is more saturated in some places. The second one is the ghost of the previous one.
gelatin monoprint gelatin monoprint - ghost

Next I want to try some resist and actual painting/sketching into the paint on the gelatin.