Sunday, April 7, 2013

Nurturing a cold

I'm curled up under an afghan on the sofa as I write this. My husband went to visit his parents on his own as I didn't want to take the chance of passing on a cold. I've been lucky that it has only manifested as a sore throat, a bit of a cough and some shortness of breath. About this time of day, I get achy and so I just take a Tylenol arthritis and rest up.
I sat at my machine long enough this afternoon to do the quilting on my runner. I kept it simple and now I can enjoy it on my coffee table while I read.

A couple of months ago I bought some Inktense crayons and I've been wanting to test them out. I've had the pencils for a while and really love the vibrant colors. I tried drawing on a couple of surfaces which I then spritzed with water, covered with a piece of white cotton, and rubbed. The best surface to hold the pigment was a piece of linoprint board.
I've got a piece of plexiglass that I use for numerous things that I'm going to take into the glass shop and ask if they'll sand blast it for me. Im hoping that will grab the pigment even better.

I still find the color a little pale but I can go back and work into it. Stitch work will bring it to life as well.


elle said...

My glass hotpads are pebbly and quite large. So do you draw on the glass, spritz with water and then put a piece of white fabric on the glass and press it into the coloured design? Sounds very cool and a lot like mono printing on a gelli to a certain extent.

Margaret Applin said...

Table runner looks awesome!!!! Great job!