Here is our magnificent bouganvillea vine before it browned off and got slightly frosted. Each year it gets a little frosted and each year it comes back (after a haircut) better than ever!
One day at our play dates we did some fabric stamping. It is quite addictive and no object around the house is sacred anymore . There are many regular items which have the potential to be great for stamping or rubbing.
We did the stamping onto plain white homespun which was first washed thoroughly. We used our ordinary old acrylic paints with textile medium added. Eventually I will dye or paint the backgrounds of my stamped fabric to take away the starkness.
This bright yellow piece was not stamped but simply scrunched and fabric painted and left to dry all scrunched up. I have since stamped it with a new acquisition.
I found this dinky di batik stamp in a dress/gift shop, and even better, it was half price!!
The new look yellow piece is going into a new art quilt which I am doing for the Toowoomba Quilters display of “time for tea” related quilts at the exhibition in September.
Can you guess what the other background piece is? Yes it is recycled used tea bags. I think my darling husband thought it was time to book me in to the mental health unit when I started collecting these !!!!
Following are all the different textures I created on the day. It was sooooooo much fun. Each piece is just A4 size.
A piece of foam packing
Large bubble wrap
A loofah type of sponge thingy
Masking tape pieces stuck to cardboard
Marks made into a meat tray with knitting needle
Rubber bands around a cardboard roll
String tied around cardboard roll
This is a commercial fabric which I have used gold shiva stick over a commercial rubbing plate. This piece will go into the “time for tea” quilt.
To finish off, here is a picture of our delightful grandy, Lilian, enjoying one of her favourite things to do, making mud pies.