It's the photo of the plastic bag in my trash barrel,
covered with wet print paste
that I posted back here.
I loved its look so much
that I ended up saving the plastic bag,
knowing that it would one day come in handy...
and today was the day!
Jeannie and I discussed how
I would transfer the dyes to fabric,
and I thought I had the perfect plan.
I was painting large sheets of watercolor paper
in my studio this afternoon.
I italicized painting because I was really just
dripping, smearing, and stamping the watercolors
onto the paper.
I spotted the print paste laden plastic bag
and decided today was the day!
My spray bottle of water was nearby,
so I simply soaked a sheet of watercolor paper,
laid the plastic bag face down on top of it,
and pressed with my hands.
(I had a brayer handy, but the hands worked just fine.)
This is how it looked while wet.
I'll show you dry images tomorrow.
Here's another piece that I played around with:
This next picture tickles me the very most:
If you don't already know,
this is our grandson Charlie, at his easel.
(His Mom just sent me this pic.)
When Charlie was born (he is a big boy of 2 years+ now),
my friend Jane Dunnewold told me that I should start him on art
I did, who argues with Jane Dunnewold?
He was holding a paint brush at 6 months,
and making some wonderful marks.
Look at him now!!!
We gave him this easel for his 2nd birthday,
and he loves it.
Of course I love that he loves it,
but I also love that even when I'm not around,
his parents encourage him (or perhaps he asks?)
to make art!