Friday, September 25, 2009

Playing with Paint on fabric

Using my favorite foam chunky stamp - the pear - I've been stamping with black acrylic paint onto previously painted fabric. I heat set the paint, backed each with some white flannel and used running stitches to accent the boundries as well as around the images.  Now I'm just waiting for inspiration as to what to do with these.

This was my first experiment with acrylic paint on muslin. I used a home-made block stamp (an eraser covered with a rubber band). I also used rubbing plates and random painting. I overlayed with blocks of fabric, machine stitched into place. I plan to embellish with beads and other embroidery stitches and make a small wall hanging.

A Leaf-shaped Moth

How cool is this? We found this leaf-shaped moth attached to a tent. It stayed there all day and was gone the next morning. How incredible their design and camouflage.

Thursday, September 17, 2009

More Zentangles

I think I love the zentangles because it satisfies the left side of my brain along with the art form satisfying the right side.

Monday, September 7, 2009

Stacked Hearts

I call this zentangle "stacked hearts." It began with the use of a Fizkar plastic stencil I use in paper arts.

Sometimes it's hard to know just when to stop.

Saturday, September 5, 2009

Zentangles in Color

The stained glass image was colored in with Sharpie pens. On the other two I used watercolor pencils and a water brush.

Friday, September 4, 2009

One more Tangle

This was a lot of fun. I get inspired to try new shapes by looking at the zentangles which have been posted online. I think my favorite shape is the large and small leaf shape and then the next is the circle which leads to a bubble look. I want to work on getting "movement" incorporated into a zentangle.

Wednesday, September 2, 2009

Oval Tangles

I'm finding this art form very fascinating. It's close to being addictive and somewhat meditative. Just seeing an unfinished shape or blank space excites my imagination. I think my most favorite parts are the checkerboard squares and the bubbles. I feel the left and right sides of my brain are working cooperatively here.