Tuesday, March 30, 2010

Waiting for the Resist to Dry

Using washable blue gel glue as a resist before painting fabric is a popular technique right now. I tried it a year ago on a very small scale for a nametag, and decided to try it on a much grander scale for my current project.

I have used “Elmers Galactic Glitter Glue”, because I happened to have some on hand. The glitter and the glue will both wash out after I have painted it, and white lines will be left.

I have some down time now while I am waiting for the glue to dry. I will have more down time this evening after I paint.

Friday, March 26, 2010

Another Challenge

I've been too busy with my day job to do creative projects lately. And the next couple of projects I'm not allowed to show, because they are challenges.

This morning I splatter painted a piece of white fabric. This will be the base fabric for one of the challenge pieces, and likely the only photo I'll show of it until the challenge is over. I expect the finished piece won't resemble this fabric at all after I layer more paint and imagery over it. It feels good to get out the fabric and paint. Now I need to squeeze out enough time to get it done.

Tuesday, March 23, 2010

42nd Annual Textile Exhibition

I will have four of my recent pieces in the Olive Hyde Art Gallery for their
"42nd Annual Textile Exhibition".

April 2 - May 15, 2010
Thursday through Sunday, 12:00 noon – 5:00 pm.
Opening Reception on Friday, April 2 - 7:00-9:00 p.m.

The Olive Hyde Art Gallery is located at:
123 Washington Blvd.
Fremont, CA 94539