July 29, 2007

New Projects

It seems that summer presents many distractions. I haven't been working in my studio as often as I should be, but still have a few things in progress. It seems that I haven't been getting many comments lately either. Is anyone out there? I really enjoy hearing from you. (hint, hint)

These ATC's were made using crayon as a resist, acrylic ink, dye, marker, utee and stamps. I'm not sure what will happen to them now, but I feel like they need something else.
This piece just received its second layer of crayon. Next, I will add another wash of acrylic ink, let it dry and then iron it to remove the wax, but the pigment will remain. I'll post the results next time.A while ago, I purchased this lanyard disc at Michael's for $1.00. I found it the other day while looking for something else, and decided to give it a try. It is extremely easy to do and is a great project while watching television. I am using 2 pieces of chenille yarn in each slot which makes a very sturdy cord with a 1/2" diameter. Not quite sure what I will do with it yet, I'm thinking a handle for a handbag. Time will tell!

9 comments :

Anonymous said...

Hi, The turquoise piece is so beautiful. I love the design you have made and the colors. Is there
instructions for doing that somewhere. Love the ATC's too.
Doreen Kinkade

Judy Rys said...

Hi Doreen: The technique is similar to batik dying. Draw a design with ordinary crayons (white or color) on watercolor paper. The crayon acts as a resist. Color washes are painted on top. When dry, cover with paper and iron to melt the crayon away. Repeat with more crayon and washes until you're happy with it. If you want, highlight some shapes with marker. Experiment and have fun.

Sue B said...

Cool ATC's!

Joanna van said...

I like these atc's. They remind me of the 70's kinda psychedelic. I like your cord as well. Did you use some kinda glue on the end to hold it?

StegArt said...

I totally love that turquoise/aqua piece. Mmmmm, yummy. I've tried this technique, it was fun. In fact, I think I've got some white crayons laying around for this purpose.

MargaretR said...

I love those ATC's Judy. That turquoise piece is also lovely. I must get out my inks again.

Dianne said...

I love the ATC's - they are so different! I think they're great just as they are.

Into the Blystic said...

Thanks for the batiking info... I've been meaning to give it a try! Great work! namaste Elis.

Susan D said...

Your ATC's are great and I love the turquoise piece. I had to do some of the cords for my OCA course and they can become addictive so watch out.