Monday, January 18, 2010
I was rummaging in the studio looking for a particular piece of a fabric that I made last summer with no success. It was late in the day when I realized that it was up there over the fireplace. I had forgotten that I used it.
I also made a find at Michael's getting 50% off on some canvases to mount some of the recent things. I know I promised a tutorial for doing this but my time was short and I got three of them nailed down before I recalled that I was supposed to documenting the process. Really the only hard part about all of this is the will to sacrifice a piece of cloth that you might have spent hours stitching by hand. Well, sacrifice might be a bit strong - it's not like you're feeding it into a shredder but glued fast to a canvas with white glue and then saturated with matte medium & water mixed 50/50 is a radical change. I recommend a test piece before you commit something beloved. You may hate the results. Me, I'm tickled.