Monday, August 18, 2008

Day 2 (of 3) : Fabric Painting Workshop with Mickey Lawler

Flower Garden

Detail of Flower Garden (Specks are from salt sprinkled on wet paint)

This was the "sop cloth" laid under the garden piece above. It's a nice piece on it's own!

Silk Scarf that had been "herb dyed" a few years ago. It needed a little more work.
Overpainted with Black and Gold Setacolor, sprinkled with salt. It is much more interesting now!

Detail of Silk Scarf

We also tried overpainting white-on-white fabric. The white print on the cloth acts as a resist.


The best thing about this 3-day workshop was all the practice in mixing colors. That has been the single thing preventing me from getting started on this at home. I've had the book and a set of the basic paints for about 3 years now. Now I know what to do with them! There is no measuring--you just mix a little of this and a little of that until you get a color you like. It's very free-form and liberating!

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