Friday, August 21, 2015

Getting Buggy with paint and pen

I find myself with some unexpected free time this summer and I have decided to try and find a medium I love. I had taken a class with the marvelous Andrea Brokenshire during my April Show So I was inspired to find my own voice. Perusing the web I found some inspiring ideas and different mediums that looked very interesting. Judy Coates Perez had awesome samples using acrylic inks,I purchased some ....I bought high flow golden acrylics, Derwent watercolor pencils and fabric markers too. in order to take this seriously I made myself a designated drawing space with an architect desk, supply trays and brush and pen holders. The Internet was my reference tool, yard sales provides reference books too It was time to get rolling. inspired by Judy I decided I was going to make a bug quilt. here is the result. 
This was fun to do and I loved the intensity of the Acrylic inks, this piece sold quickly and inspired me to make more, on a bug kick I decided to uses a doodle I made on the paper 53 app and turn it into a quilt. here is the doodle
Here is the quilt

This really spurred me on and I decided to try another painted pieced and appliqu├ęs piece. Here is the result
As you can see lots of paints were splashed on and quilted heavily, onward to the next bug quilt.....
I printed off tons of bug pictures searching for copyright free images,on this piece I used PFD fabric and acrylic inks, I fell in love with the first splash
Isn't this cool ?
Here are some more process pictures

Magic markers, acrylic paint and ink were all used to create this piece. it's been a lot of fun and I hope you read on to see how a book inspires me to go oa fish quilt journey.

No comments: