Thursday, February 14, 2008

I don't even drink the stuff!


After getting bored doing nothing but blanket stitches I decided I needed some real play time, but, I hate wasting fabric. I was intrigued by Anne Copeland's http://fiberartsconnsocal.org/blog/
challenge of using coffee filters and figured this would be a good way to play and not feel bad if I had to toss the whole lot. I actually had no intention of participating in this challenge. I had to dig for the filters because I don't drink coffee and I buy loose tea.
So I painted up a storm, got some practice with my rubbing plates and Paintstiks, played with my new stamps, and tried out some foiling. I had such a blast and liked the results that I decided to see what I could do with these samples. I used some hand dyes I had done a few months ago for the background, backing and borders. I was pleased with the results and made the decision to take part in the challenge. The only downside that I found was that the piece will not take abuse well. You cannot fold it and if you bend it too much, the paper will tear. Maybe someone has a suggestion to make it sturdier? It's titled And the Circles Go Round and Round.

3 comments:

kathy said...

I am assuming you fused them? How about encasing them with acrylic medium, gel medium, or paint? You might lay a piece of sheer material over them, but encasing them with gel medium will definitely protect them. It will make a plastic covering and dried clear. I have been working on that very thing with coffee filters myself.

pcoxdesign said...

I love it! It reminds me of spring. Everything reminds me of spring as all I am currently looking at is snow and lots of it.
Such a beautiful piece. Thanks for sharing!

Annie said...

Eye-popping! Go Sherryl!!!