Friday, February 11, 2011

Wallpaper Quilts......Play Day

This is a typical play day for our group.

It is really a day of experimenting...
asking....what if

As you can see from the work table below,
we brought everything,
and we will need a kitchen sink along the way too:

We are working in Nancy's Studio today
with Textured Wallpaper

Acrylic Paints

Alcohol Inks

Water Soluble Oil Crayons

Nancy stenciled on textured wallpaper:

The wallpaper shows off it's texture after color is applied

After this dries, fabric borders could be added,
it could be basted together with batting and backing fabric,
Stitched through and made into a quiltlet.

We are playing with
Dorland's Wax Medium:

Mixing acrylic paint into the wax....
then spread it all over the textured wallpaper with a brush

I wrote a story into the wax medium on the wallpaper
with the end of a paint brush.
Now, it needs to dry before I heat set it with an iron

Now we are playing with Modeling Paste:

I placed a leaf stencil onto a piece of painted wallpaper.
Next I spread modeling paste over the top of the stencil...

Pulling the Oak Leaf Stencil back...

To reveal a dimensional leaf:

After the modeling paste leaf dries,
I plan to paint it or stain it.

The green wallpaper piece on the bottom is painted with acrylics
then scraped over with a comb to form the wavy lines.

The bright blue piece in the middle
was done with a foam roller.
Different shades of blue were rolled on.

The stenciled leaves on the bottom left were painted
with Distress Crackle Paint.
They are slowly cracking as they dry, to give even more texture.

This was a day filled with TEXTURE !

We will take our pieces home and play with them further to see if we are successful in creating wallpaper quilts from them.

I will keep you posted on our progress...

CLICK HERE:  to see My Quilts

CLICK HERE to view my Wallpaper Quilt 2010

CLICK HERE to view our Neocolor II Portrait Play Day

CLICK HERE to view a Jello Play Day

CLICK HERE to view my Mixed Media Work

May Your Bobbin Always Be Full,

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