Saturday, March 27, 2010

Hands of many colors!

I have this old window that I'm going to do some beachy/ocean/mermaidish/Florida thing with.  It's going in my shop WHEN I get it done.  It's only in the planning stages, but I got some fabric scraps "dyed" today, and as you can see, it was a rather messy job!  Instead of using dye, I used craft paint that I squirted over the fabric that I'd laid in the sink.  Then I folded, squeezed, and rubbed.  I got some nice blends of color.  It dried stiff in the warm sun. Some looks like the old-fashioned tie-dye fabrics that ran rampant in the 60s (and today as well.)  I'm going to use fabric and paper for my ocean inspired collage, and maybe I'll paint something as well.  I have a cardboard backing that I painted a light turquoise, and we'll go from there.  I will post the finished product, but here are the bits and pieces so far.  I intend to cut up the fabrics into smaller pieces, and I love the ocean colors I've already got going. 










4 comments:

Barbara Lewis said...

Love the hand ... I don't know how you can stand to wash it!

dorie said...

Hi Maria, thanks for visiting my blog. You're a busy bee as far I can see. Like your bracelets, they are great! Dorie

Kelly said...

You are such an amazing collage artist... can't wait to see how this one turns out!

Kerin said...

Wow your colored hand is fabulous!!! I couldn't keep my eyes off the colors.

So glad to have you as part of the Mixed Media Art ning site also! : )