Mixed Media experimentation.

October 26, 2011

Messing around again with MIXED MEDIA has produced these pieces.  The first piece has had some stitch applied to build more visual texture.  The last two are “naked”, awaiting thread and needle.   More about this process will be posted shortly…  These pieces are preparation for a 2-day workshop I am teaching in November;  more details are on the ATASDA website.


Texture for art-quilts….these local treasures at Bobbin Head have provided imagery for my fabric printing. The first is rain on an old bubbled window; the second is obvious (isnt it?), and the last is a bottle top! Come back soon to see more of these wonders.

October 14, 2011

Polysol Transfer Dyes

October 12, 2011

This past month has been devoted to spending time experimenting with Polysol transfer dyes.  These dyes are applied to paper, then transferred via heat to fabric.    Several techniques have been applied, including thickening the dyes first which creates greater textural imagery.  The old GladWrap was handy too, as was foil, to create texture that hints at aerial landscape views – from a spaceship!  But more of these images will be available very soon.

Meantime here is one piece showing an impressionistic close-up view of the Bungle Bungle Ranges in W.A.

Postcards from the Kimberleys

October 1, 2011

Playing with Polysol Dyes has been successful!   Besides lots of textures on fabrics which I am saving for future little pieces of fabric art, I set aside today (well, not quite all of it), to create these four postcards.