Sunday, September 24, 2006

Playing With Silk

Well I haven't accomplished much this weekend....partly due to the fact that I just don't feel like doing much of anything mentally or physically. Maybe a little under the weather, but not totally ill with anything I can pinpoint. Bob is feeling worse, and I feel sorry for him as he is working at least 6, sometimes 7 days each week until this particular job is over. Thankfully he has today off so I'm hoping he'll try and get some much needed rest. Although our weather this morning is promising to give us an absolutely gorgeous day, so he may feel like he has to get out and do something constructive.

I did manage to finish embellishing a piece of silk that I received in the mail last week from Joanna. The silk actually belongs to Sue. If you'll recall a few entries ago I talked about a round robin Sue, Joanna and I are having. The first picture below shows Sue's silk as she initially colored it. The next photo shows the changes Joanna made to it and the last photo shows what I did to it. I must say the photo does not do this fabric justice. It is so much richer in person and the depth of colors are wonderful. As you can see in the 2nd photo, Joanna added a leaf design after adding some more dye colors. Well I felt it needed more design elements. So I started pulling out paints that matched the colors I was seeing in the fabric and started stamping. I stayed with a nature theme to continue what Joanna started with her leaf stenciling. But the last two design elements I added was a hand carved scroll in black and a small line in a pearl white, just to give it some punch.

This is the first time I've ever worked with silk and right now I'm not sure exactly if I like it or not. It wanted to move around a lot while I was stamping. It definitely is a gorgeous and luxurious fabric. I received a piece this weekend from Joanna to play with, so I'll do some more experimenting with it. Thanks Joanna for the goodies to play with.

Sue, I hope you like your fabric.

Wow I have been trying all morning already to upload these photos...finally I uploaded them to my Flickr account and then copied them here. I have been having a lot of trouble lately with Blogger...anyone else experiencing problems?


  1. Reminds me a little of the 70's. I can't wait to see this embellished there are lots of pretty designs to highlight.
    Lovely Terri

  2. Gosh Terri I really love it. It's really got your signature style on it. That flower stamp is perfect.

  3. Wow, that silk looks almost 3D not that you've all put your stamp(s) on it! Wonderful! I love silk, but it is so difficult to control..

    How strange, that we all seem to be feeling more than a little lethargic lately - I guess it could be our bodies preparing for winter..slowing down naturally.. 'makes everything seem like hard work! I hope you both feel 'back to normal' soon.

    Love, Suze xXx

  4. Oh wow! Your hubbys name is Bob too! hehe...I hope the both are you are feeling better soon!

    I think Suzie just may be right about our bodies preparing for winter...I just dont have the energy to do what I want or need to do. Im not usually like it is strange for me.

    I love this silk fun! I wouldnt know the first thing about working with it...You are doing such a beautiful job with it! Hugs!

  5. The silk is gorgeous. Love the colours and the combination of different printed things :)

  6. Agreed on blogger ~ all kinds of problems last while.
    The silk looks fabulous!


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