Tuesday, July 29, 2008
Monday, July 28, 2008
Saturday, July 19, 2008
Wednesday, July 16, 2008
Yes, it's this bright in person!
This is like looking through one of those ripply glass shower doors. If I squint, it makes me dizzy. I know, I know -- don't squint!
The rest of the pieces have been waxed again and redyed. Unveiling -- later today!
Friday, July 11, 2008
What a fun and easy way to rinse out the dye. Got some funny looks from my neighbors though...
I'm going to stamp this one some more and dye it again. The colors are so bright and I left lots of space for more waxing.
I wish I had made a bigger piece of this. I would totally wear this. Maybe I will.
Then I got to wondering about how to batch these, since I wanted several different colors in each piece. Here's what i came up with:
Squirted dye to my heart's content. :)
Then today, I took the whole lot outside, pulled them out of the plastic, hung them on a line in the yard and hosed them off. Here's that piece in the other pictures.
Thursday, July 10, 2008
I found that each time I started with a different stamp, I had to hold it in the wax for a little bit, to warm up the tool too.
This will be cool...I hope.
Waves, fishies and bubbles. The fabric was textured too, which adds something extra to this one. I think it needs more waxing, before I dye it.
And the potato masher made as awesome design!
Someone suggested exterior wood glue, so I'm trying that now. I like $8 a quart better than over $40 a litre (with shipping). It's yellow in the bottle, but has dried pretty close to clear.
I got some terra cotta colored Powertex from Crafter's Cafe and will try that next. Powertex also comes in bronze, clear, and charcoal colors.
Awww! Isn't Biscuit pretty in the flowers?