My wonderful pal Sue Brown held a Makers' Play Day at her the yard: ART space in Cheltenham this past Monday. A fantastic gathering of artist/makers coming together to play, experiment and swap skills. I took some scrap fabric and a unsuccessful painting and after an intense few hours of sewing came home with.........
An Old Soldier
With a cat on his reverse.
I am going to resist cutting up more paintings but plan to try further experiments using my play day discoveries.
Mr Cat and Mr Rabbit both began life as flat prints on fabric that I have stitched and stuffed.
I learned the technique of Gum Arabic Transfer Printing from Sue Brown on a Makers Play Day at the Yard Artspace in Cheltenham. A fabulous technique for printing quickly onto fabric using photo copies of my drawings and that doesn't change the feel of the fabric. So many possibilities!!
I've been painting in acrylic so far but have just gone and bought some oil paints and very quickly relived every awful oil painting mistake that I ever made. I haven't painted in oil for 30 years!!!
I have got the painting to this stage and now I am waiting for paint to dry.