|The Laundry Line (to be a collaborative piece)|
A picture was selected (The Laundry Line), it was decided that each completed picture would be sized 4 feet wide by 3 feet tall... and that the picture would be divided into 4 slices (with each 4th being 1 foot wide and 3 feet tall). Names were randomly selected and assigned to a section/slice of the picture. AND I (stupidly) in my infinite wisdom, signed up to do 2 slices so that there would be 3 whole, completed sets made.
Each artist is to interpret their assigned piece in their preferred medium. Although certain marks must line up (the clothes line and the wood), the colors and medium are up to each artist. It should be very interesting to see the end-results! We have weavers, painters, quilters, collage-artists, and free-motion sewing artists, just to name a few of the types.
|Slices 3 and 4 hung on my display board|
(which is actually my daughter's old closet
door with rollers on the bottom!)
I've started on slice 4 and am already experiencing some technical difficulties. Darn it.
|My test sample - that's not a water|
mark, that's black dye bleeding out!
So then I did a bit of research and troubleshooting and was advised to steam-set the lines - which would then bond the dye to the silks. So I did... to no avail. The lines still bleed. (picture me pulling my hair and getting SERIOUSLY pissed!!).
|My resist lines on |
SO now, well now I'm taking a break because I'm mad at the darned resist lines. I did decide that I don't need to be a purist about the slice I'm working on, so I will paint it (and pray the black lines don't bleed too much) - and then I will do a bit of corrective interpretation with acrylic paints once the painting has been mounted on canvas.
FYI, this particular piece of silk used to be the leg of a pair of pajamas.
(finding used, recycled, or remnant silks in this big of a size, with no seams or other issues...is darned hard!).