A couple of weeks ago, my blog along with many others was locked and I couldn't get in for a couple of days, I hadn't realised it wasn't only me and so I opened another blog straight away just in case I couldn't get back into mine.
I didn't want to waste the new blog and so I started putting a picture up each day, sometimes two from my albums of anything with a textured surface, a mix of nature and my textures,
A Textile Tale
It has been interesting going through my old albums looking at some things that were made recently and some quite old, but I did notice I have lots of
Painted pelmet vilene and scrim, building up the layers with acrylic paint.
This one ended up like
It is my favourite technique and it seems to be the one I keep going back to since C&G days. It is also surprising how much the pelmet vilene has changed, the one I first used back in 1995 was a lovely thick textured fabric, when painted a rusty colour or Verdi-Gris it looked like corroded metal, over the years it seems to have become thinner and smoother, which has its own advantages but I wish I could find some of the old type again. I doubt if I would get it at 50p for a huge roll like the first lot :)