Tuesday, October 4, 2016

- What if ...

Retrospective (10/14)

Patch #278 Shibori butterfly wing


Original Post 

What if I tried doing shibori with Inktense pencils? Couldn't find anything when I searched Google and Pinterest.

So I tried wrapping a small bit of blue linen on a tiny Cracker Barrel maple syrup jar. Scrunched it down, spritzed it with water, then layered on some blue, green, and gray ...


Then I stitched up another bit ...


gathered it ...


spritzed it with water and hit the edges with black. Here's how it looked after being rinsed and pressed ...


I think it has potential. Now if I can just figure out how best to imitate these beauties on the mistflower ...


which Don just identified as queen butterflies by checking the Wildflower Center website ...


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