February 24, 2014

More works in progress...



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!
Kit 120

6 comments:

  1. love the bunny piece. the straight lines in the background make me think of primary writing paper. you know, with the blue and pink lines.

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  2. The rabbit is back! I love the Velveteen Rabbit. Looking forward to these.

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  3. I love the addition of a bit of color - those pieces really appeal to me - don't know why. Interesting process for transfer - thanks for trying out all this stuff for us!

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  4. great technique and lovely results!!

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  5. I love the look of that bird -- beautifully drawn! How soft was the pencil you used for the transfer?

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  6. Tithe Velveteen Rabbit is one of my favourite books! I especially love that square but I know the birds will be spectacular when done too. Beautiful work Kit!

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