Wednesday, April 11, 2012
Painting Around Dandelion Fluff on Silk & Saving my Back
I couldn't resist painting in the red on the ladybugs first. Then I painted the leaves and started to add shading to them.
Next came the big yellow dandelions.
How could you not love ladybugs and dandelions! (I am sure someone will post a response to that LOL)
Painting in the deep blue summer sky. Painting around all that dandelion fluff with the thickened dyes was a real pain. Now here is an example of how painting with liquid dyes and resist would have gone much faster. The dye would have just rapidly flowed around all those little seed fluffs. With the thickened dyes I had to push the dye around each one.
Here is my modified print tabletop and it was so much less strain on my back set up this way. My print tape top is made up of thick rigs insulation, wrapped in felt and covered with a sheet of muslin that can be removed and washed.