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Sunday, May 13, 2007

Having a ball






Well, the last two days I have had a great time organising my fabrics, arranged them all in colour order rather than type. I used to hunt everywhere for matching fabrics, hopefully this will keep me more organised,Ha
I have even thrown some away, okay they were only teeny tiny scraps, but its a start.
another little pile is going for recycle.
BUT, this morning I painted papers, I am on a high and if I had a room the size of a barn. I would be still painting.
The book that Lynda (Purple Missus)
made for me, based on Traci Bautista's books, set my mind racing, I had just bought Traci's book 'Collage Unleashed' and loved it, and being able to hold Lynda's book made it fall into place,
I have mixed up some Dylon cold water dyes, which I always use for colouring my pages, cheaper than ink, and gathered embossed wallpapers,and kitchen roll, but decided today I was in Metallic mood, tried watering down my Paint Magic ( Jocasta Innes) metallic's, but the paint is such a thick consistency even watered down the paper towel wouldn't absorb the paint, so decided to paint, scrape, splash and dab my paint onto white and black papers, I covered both sides, and the photo's don't show the subtleties of all the colours, I used silver, gold, copper, zinc, and ice blue. now they are all dry, I am going t collect some fabrics for this afternoon, paint them ready for the stamping and printing.
I wish I could lock myself in my room for a week.

22 comments:

Purple Missus said...

I'm so pleased it got you as fired up as it did me. Isn't it a wonderful feeling? Some of those papers look fantastic. I love the ones that look like rust. Can't wait to see what the cover is going to look like. This is so exciting.

StegArt said...

I have visions of you locked in a room somewhere with a sign on the door "Mad Crafter at Work". The papers are awesome Carol.

Leanne Hurren said...

I just got that book too Carol - see what you've started Lynda! I am reading through it now and wishing I had more time / energy / space to do some painting. I have got a few bits out though to start colouring my sketchbook! Looking forward to seeing how this develops.

jackie said...

Just looking at your pile of fabrics is quite exciting for anyone who has the 'bug'.

Wild Thread Studio said...

These papers are magnificent! I understand COMPLETELY how jazzed up you are about these.
(By the way, thank you for your kind comment on my piece).

Carol said...

Lovely can't wait to see what you do with it!

Joanna van said...

These are some really cool papers. I can't wait to see what you do with them. Really lovely

Micki said...

Great papers, Carol. I am feeling a little uninspired at the moment. Do you think you and Lynda could send a little mojo magic my way.:-)

Alis said...

Didn't you have a wonderful time! The papers are great.
Hugs, Alis

Carol said...

Your papers look fantastic Carol, it sounds as though you are having a lot of fun, you go girl!

Sue B said...

You are a maniac! These are all fantastic Carol.

Tonniece said...

These papers look great Carol. I too can't wait to see what beautiful finished piece they end up on.
It's all about the fun, you go girl. LOL

Doreen G said...

I'm impressed Carol -I have this book also and have tried a few of the things -

Liz said...

Ha, it must be the season - I have just finished sorting my fabrics but in reverse - from colour order into type!

Helen Suzanne said...

fantastic papers Carol. Glad you're feeling inspired :))

Dianne said...

Oh fantastic!!! I have Traci's book too - now I'm getting really inspired...

Evie said...

Love how your papers turned out - I too have the book and also bought the DVD - experimenting is fun, fun, fun!!#Evie xx

Emmy said...

I agree with the others ,,wonderful

MargaretR said...

I wonder why my Bloglines didn't register you had a new post this time? Anyway you have had fantastic fun with those pages Carol. I must get this collage book and see the DVD.

Barbara said...

Your room looks like mine. All over paper and paper and I don't know how it ends!:))))

Dianne said...

I can see why your son loves them the are incredible.. Great tip with the dyes instead of ink...
Thanks...

Waltraud said...

I also agree with the others - wonderful!