November 3, 2008

Painted Fabric

As promised, here are the results of my layered fabric painting. This sample shows two layers of stamped fabric and the plain fabric that picked up the excess paint.

This stack had one stamped fabric and two pieces of white fabric. It really picked up some really interesting textures. It would be interesting to use the same stamp on top of the painted background to see how different it would look.

And what is this? Perhaps a piece of beautiful granite. No, it's my new printing mat. I assembled it today using insulation board, carpet padding, vinyl and duct tape. It's 2 feet wide by 4 feet long, so now I'll have a great surface to print on and clean up will be a snap.

As I was getting ready for work this morning, my boss called to tell me our main highway was closed. I turned the radio on and heard that a gunman handcuffed himself to one of the highway overpasses. Traffic everywhere came to a standstill. The highway and surface streets become parking lots. So, I had a few unexpected hours to myself and decided to work on my printing mat. The SWAT team eventually took the man into custody and everyone went to work. What a way to start the week!