Quilt Testers In Action

Quilt Testers In Action


Thursday, July 12, 2012

Trying Something New

Seems like my birthday is going on forever. Not that I'm complaining. Here's the latest. The girls enrolled me in a class at the Worcester Art Museum, called Transforming Paper. I've done a lot of stuff to fabric, but I haven't really done much exploration of paper, so this is all (sort of) new to me. It looks like many of the things we will be doing are like fabric painting and dying techniques that I've tried before.
Last night we worked with acrylic paints and inks on a variety of papers. The idea was to see how different papers responded to similar treatment.  Some light papers did not hold their shape well, but the resulting textures were pretty interesting. The watercolor paper was the most cooperative paper that we used. The papers below are both watercolor, and they were treated similarly, but the one on the left was painted wet, and the one on the right was done dry.

It was a fun evening, and I'm looking forward to learning more techniques for decorating paper.

Someone else tried something new today. The Curly One got her locks chopped even shorter.

I think it looks pretty cute. And she is enjoying how much cooler it is. There's nothing like a good haircut to lift your spirits, is there? Despite what Weasley says!

OK, I've been fighting with Google for over an hour now, so I think I'll stop here. Time for PJ's. 'Night everyone.


Crafty Green Poet said...

that must have been a fascinating workshop!

Michelle May said...

What a fun class! Your girls sure do know how to give wonderful gifts. Curly one's hair looks wonderful. Perfect style for her beautiful face.

speedyrabbit said...

looks like you had fun

Gina said...

How nice that your birthday celebration is being extended; sounds like a fun class! And cute photo of the curly one!

bunnits said...

What a neat workshop.

And I love the short curly hair

Jade said...

What a great gift--sounds like a fun class.

Curly One's hair looks AWESOME! Very sophisticated and really brings out her gorgeous eyes.