Thursday, 14 July 2011

Blue Jellyfish - Variation on a Theme

The nice thing about people knowing you are 'arty-crafty' is that when they clear out their cupboards, they pass on items that they think might be of use to you.  Sometimes they are, sometimes they aren't, but I never refuse a donated object as they generally find a purpose some day or other.

Last week I was kindly given a bag of plain silk scarves and ties.  I could see how I may use the scarves but was at a bit of a loss over the ties.  However, my first experiment at painting on fabric with Inktense colour blocks has been surprisingly successful.  The tie has one of my blue jellyfish on it, carefully hand painted over a turquoise wash of colour.  It took a little while to get the hang of not using the colour too wet (unless the spreading effect was required) and extra care had to be taken over the tentacles (tentacles?) as the fabric moved and expanded when damp, but it turned out pretty well.  So well in fact, I shall be putting it in my Etsy shop later today and am quite looking forward to painting more ties in different designs!


Magpie Magic said...

Cool idea, and who could resist a tie with a jellyfish on it. I mean, who could? Really! I love your jellyfish. LOL xoxo

Houseelf said...

Lovely experiment and a great Christmas gift.