Wednesday, May 15, 2013
Almost any styrofoam sheets, plates, etc., will work - draw images with a regular ball point pen, impressing enough for a clean design. Dilute acrylic paint to the consistency of cream, then paint the print plate. Turn it over and lower it down onto plain white cotton fabric, then rub a little. This technique gets you some artsy, imperfect, striking bits for using as focal points in collages or quilts.
Saturday, May 11, 2013
Every year, we like to make the five hour drive to what I call "the Disneyland of the art world". The open markets, the art and scenery, the southwest cuisine - is there anything NOT to like about Santa Fe? They also have a few new microbreweries in the last couple of years, too, which Bob loved! What a fun (and relatively inexpensive) getaway.