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Friday, May 16, 2008

Painted Calico 2

I made two painted calico samples, this is one that I applied all sorts too, just to see if I could, I ended up putting so many layers and eventually I just ruined it, and it was a dull dark red and turquoise, no life it looked ready for the bin, as I had nothing to lose, I dunked it in the sink and scrubbed it with a pan scrubber, then threw it on the draining board and scrubbed it with bleach, rinsed it of and left it to dry, I liked the fact some areas had faded and the turquoise seemed to have remained the strongest colour, next day I sprayed it with Moonshadow Mist Tawney Turquoise, once that was dry I made up some silver metallic acrylic into a very watery solution and washed the whole surface, while it was wet I sprayed it with the Moonshadow Mist again



Above is the full piece and the four pictures below are scans of the sample rotated on the scanner to show some of the detail, shame you can't see the two tone effect of the Moonshadow Mist, this was never meant to be a resolved piece, but just to try out some thoughts I had, but it may well end up in postcards.






7 comments:

Susan Italo said...

I wanna come play at your house!!

Sue B said...

Wow Carol, it's certainly not bin material now!

sharon young said...

Well! what a good job you didn't bin it, it looks wonderful now. How did you get the pattern effect? It looks like a wood block print in the pic.

paulahewitt said...

I was going to ask the same as Sharon - the patterns look great, I love the swirls.

Aussie Jo said...

Nice painting Carol, you've got some wonderful effects. Do you use unbleached or bleached calico? Just wondering if it makes a difference to the colours?

Pat said...

Just shows that you can be cruel to be kind... great piece.

Laurence said...

It's very beautiful.
Laurence