Monday, 13 July 2009

mixed media monday "play"

 
I really liked the theme this week..it was to play with materials rather than focussing on an end result. I just started to play with couching embroidery thread, then I had a go at tranferring images to fabric using matte medium. I have always wanted to do this and used the Claudine Helmuths matte medium with a transparency image and to my surprise it worked really well!! I have read so many people having problems with this technique but I now love it..I think the secret is to burnish the image really well. I also had a go at just writing on the background with quotes from "A thousand paths to enlightenment" by David Baird. My fav quote written on it is "An enlightened mind is always open". What new technique or product have you played with recently?
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12 comments:

Anni's Art said...

Your collage is so wonderful,love the colors, I've tried to transfer a picture with acrylic paints to fabric, it worked fine.

hastingshall2 said...

Lorraine, this is a fantastic piece. Your transfers are wonderful. I love the vibrancy of your work and your writing. Really beautiful.
Faye

Sandy said...

Wow this is stunning.
Brilliant sewing.

vintage wil said...

What a beautiful work!!!

herminesplace said...

This looks fantastic

indybev said...

Beautiful result from your playing with transfer and thread! Thanks for sharing.

June said...

Lorraine that is truly stunning
hugs June xxx

lisa said...

very fun piece! I love doing inkjet transfers on to fabric too...I've used matte medium, acrylic paint and gloss medium. the trick is to lay down just the right amount of medium...too much and it smears, too little and it's pale. and you're right about lots of burnishing, that's key.

Viola said...

Fabulous collage, Lorraine!!

Janny said...

Really beautiful!

3rdEyeMuse said...

what a terrific expression of play!

new medium ... hmm ... been a while.

Chris said...

I recently played with doodling, and I'm still playing. This is a nice piece! Transfers have always been a challenge for me.