I want to begin this post by sharing this with you, brought to you by the very talented Sandi Manning. Isn't it fabulous? Just look how harmonious that is. WOW! More great Aussie art... I love it!
Remember those little "leaf" doodles I showed you in the other day's post Calmly at it like crazy? Well, yesterday morning, I decided to try and make a little stamp out of air drying modelling clay that I bought for that purpose on the Museum trip to San Jose. It was hellish hard to shape the thing! To answer my own question, no, not great for stamp making! But that's what I have here to use, so... onwards! Only a bad workman blames his tools!
This measures a full 2 cm. One advantage is that it's so hot here that this stuff dries in no time!
I took my soft pale cloth, of no current name, slathered the stamp with a white fabric paint - which, i have to say smelt just like Rennie indigestion tablets, and, actually, if crushed and mixed with water, they might have been more effective! But, nevermind - Here's how it looked when I finished my spur-of-the-moment hand printing jamboree.
Well... the leaf pattern is not everso well defined is it. But in a funny kind of way, I don't mind that.
This is how it looks up close. I've ironed over the back of it, but am going to hold off rinsing until I've finished stitching.
I decided that I no longer wanted that bit to be directly attached to the bit (still) with the Wheatear stitching. So I ripped it off. And that's just the kind of gal I am ;}
There... much better!
In my scrap box I found the edge of some cut-out circles and laid that over the printed section. it has a lovely light and delicate feel to it... at the moment that is. I hope I don't go on to spoil those qualities, which are so unlike me.
And this is how it looks currently. A darker, browner, linen square, with a beige Wheatear motif is being kantha-ed down in the upper section, and the whole thing is going to be mended together with some light colored surgical stitching, onto a piece of heather-colored, discharged cotton.
I'm pretty happy with it so far :)