I Love The Benefits….

One of the perks of painting, with either dyes or acrylics, is that when you finish with your project there is usually lots of paint on the brush and on the painting surface. I’m sure I have mentioned this before, but, I was raised by grandparents who went through the great depression in the 30’s; we didn’t waste anything. And I won’t waste my paint!

Paint rag, discharged with a round stencil brush. The surprise was seeing how the circles discharged in the different colors.

Ok, I Think It’s Finished…

For some time now, I have been noticing how hand stitching with large threads like perle cotton can add so much texture to fiber art pieces.  I am always on the lookout for new ways to add texture.  It’s like…the texture is the thing I see first…that catches my eye.  So here is a little piece I did this week.

Paint rag, perle cottons #5 and #8, polyester quilting thread, Mykonos ceramic beads, paint, and seed beads.  I call it “Flow”.  6 3/4″ x 8 3/4″….too bad it couldn’t have just ended up at 7 x 9 but you have to trim. :=)  It will be for sale once I mount it.