Tuesday, May 4, 2010
Trial and Error
For some time now, I have been wanting to try using inks and paints with Aloe Vera gel as a medium to blend colours in painting on fabric. I don't like to feel as though I am "wasting" time or supplies.......but you know how it is......if you wait for the right project to come along it may never happen.
So I took that same doodle from last week and drew it on fabric again, changing it slightly each time I traced it. I used a brush to apply the clear Aloe Vera Gel ( the stuff you use for sunburns) onto my image.
Then began applying the paint or ink to each one. I photographed the results with text showing each medium used below it so you could see the end result.
Each one ( ink or paint) was used straight from the bottle and applied with a brush. I found that I had the most control with the paints as the ink is very thin and you have to be extra careful that you don't get "bleeding"and even though I was extremely careful I still got some colour bleed, I know that it would not bother most people but it really bugs me when it happens, and too me, ruins the piece....... ah, but not really.
I used it as an opportunity to do something I had not originally intended. So with the ruined piece I pressed some paper backed fusible to the wrong side, cut it out and put it onto a red background for a completely different look.