Friday, February 3, 2017

The ever-experimenting Amy Grief!

Amy has branched out with her experiments using clay paste resist.  In the top photo, she has used the resist paste on two canvas covered boards which were dipped in indigo when dry.   The two small square pieces are actually canvas on magnets that were stenciled with resist paste then dyed in indigo.  The bottom two are clay clay paste resist stenciled onto stretched canvas on wood frames.  All accepted indigo differently, and all ended up a soft indigo blue after washing off the clay resist.


Amy's fascination with clay resist paste and stitching has helped her create some lovely fabrics for her quilting and sewing projects! 

Bonnie's Bounty of Prints!

Bonnie Rackliffe-Weisser created some beautiful prints on 90# card stock using fresh local leaves and in some cases,, the ever generous truck tire wires.

Rose and grape leaves rarely disappoint

A little blue indigo edge adds a subtle framework

Rose leaves and grape again with indigo, lovely!

Amazing how much color is still available this time of year, all fresh materials with a little scrap wire

Even with a good dose of iron from the scrap wire, the colors remained delicate and weren't lost to grays

Maggie is upcylling again!

Maggie did a splendid job on the crumple-dyed cotton shirt--Front view

Back view of the crumple-dyed shirt

The fold and clamp pattern is just beautiful on this thrift shop find

And of course the clay paste resist really brought out the  best of the cotton and spandex pullover

My Oh My, Maggie!

 Maggie Clark had a field day with eco prints on paper and also created a wonderful silk scarf by interweaving it through the stack of paper and plant materials before cooking.  She not only got lovely paper prints, but the scarf is uniquely beautiful!

Kay Tanno is playing with paper again!

 In our January workshop at the Pioneer Florida Museum, Kay had a grand time creating her new paper prints using local fresh leaves.  It was really surprising to see the number of colors that were still available at this time of year.  Using red camellia flowers gave some lovely blues, and even soft-tissue leaves like Coles actually gave some lovely pinks.  It just goes to prove that Nature is full of surprises.  These prints are all on 90# card stock.