Tuesday, September 13, 2011

No Waste

I hate to waste any of my art supplies and more often than not, when I have been playing with paints, I find that I have a bit extra leftover. I just can't bear to watch it get washed down the drain, so I add water to what is left to really dilute the pigment, then I sop it all up with wet paper towels. I think that leaving them to dry on a slightly scrunched plastic bag might help contribute to the texture. Here are a few that turned out kind of interesting. These have all been pressed flat, so what you are seeing is the way the colours dried, blended and the lines that were created. (click on the photos for a closer look)
What do I do with them? Well, this is a postcard I recently made for our quilt guild's exchange. The only "fabric" is that small bit of selvage edge, the rest is painted paper towel that has been stamped and heavily stitched.

Easy, simple, and best of all..........nothing is wasted

8 comments:

Melissa said...

Very cool! Did you mount them on stiff fusible?

upstateLisa said...

Love it!

Robbie said...

Waste not, want not! How great your papers turned out and the fiber card is beautiful!

Quilt Hollow said...

I absolutely love it!!!! I wish I had your talent!!

Marianne Bos said...

What beautiful fabrics, you can almost "feel" the texture of the paper towels on it!

Diane J. Evans said...

I believe that if you look up the word "amazing" in a dictionary, you'll find your picture next to the word. How on earth did you create a postcard from paper towel???!!! This is wonderful -- and so are you. What talent!

Diane

Createology said...

Very smart of you to use your paint and save those beautiful papertowels for creating such interesting texture. Your fiber postcard is amazing with all of your quilting done on it. Happy stitching...

Kim said...

Honestly Jill this is so creative.....I remember you doing this with dryer sheets too.

Congratulations on your new assignment with CQA, they could find a more talented person :0)

Happy sewing

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