The last time we looked at the Ephemera piece, I said I was going to add a little flora and fauna this quarter. This is the result of the first week of this quarter (week 14) - the words this week are from The Velveteen Rabbit: "When you are real, you don't mind being hurt."
And next up, we've got a couple of birds. I usually sketch directly on the fabric, after first giving it a go on my sketch patch; but this time I decided to try a different method.
I save all the backing paper from my fusible papers, using them to protect my iron when I'm fusing. But I decided I might try using them as transfer papers as their semi-slick sides sort of lend themselves to such a process. (Or so my thinking went).
So I sketched them on the papers using a graphite woodless pencil, and then flipped them over, and used my eraser as a rubbing implement, which I rubbed all over the back of the paper. And as you can see, it worked very well!
Hope you had a great weekend!