E for Experiments and P for Playing!

I’m having a ME day today – woohoo! There’s a Fabric Paper swap on one of the Groups I belong to and Adrienne gave us her recipe which I have printed out and followed diligently. Here’s stage 1 – painting a large piece (my choice) of muslin with PVA/water. I put the whole thing on a Messy Mat on a plastic bag, ‘cos when I paint, it happens in the kitchen!

I bought an old dressmaking pattern for soft toys yesterday and used that as my base for the tissue paper, painted that with the PVA/water mix and then laid a sheet of plain white tissue paper over that, smoothed it down and painted that as before. I then used bright dyes randomly applied while it was still wet, following the recipe and here’s what it looked like at that stage:

And a close up of the pattern reveals that yes, it does say DOG!

I added some more blue and red and here it is drying in front of the kitchen window.

I have a feeling that when it dries, it’ll be so pretty I won’t want to cut it up and use it… I shall have to be strong though, if I want to join the swap, won’t I?! I have just found this on someone’s blog… and I’d say it’s a fair representation of me (strangely!):

What Rosie Means

You are wild, crazy, and a huge rebel. You’re always up to something.
You have a ton of energy, and most people can’t handle you. You’re very intense.
You definitely are a handful, and you’re likely to get in trouble. But your kind of trouble is a lot of fun.

You are well rounded, with a complete perspective on life.
You are solid and dependable. You are loyal, and people can count on you.
At times, you can be a bit too serious. You tend to put too much pressure on yourself.

You are the total package – suave, sexy, smart, and strong.
You have the whole world under your spell, and you can influence almost everyone you know.
You don’t always resist your urges to crush the weak. Just remember, they don’t have as much going for them as you do.

You tend to be pretty tightly wound. It’s easy to get you excited… which can be a good or bad thing.
You have a lot of enthusiasm, but it fades rather quickly. You don’t stick with any one thing for very long.
You have the drive to accomplish a lot in a short amount of time. Your biggest problem is making sure you finish the projects you start.

You are friendly, charming, and warm. You get along with almost everyone.
You work hard not to rock the boat. Your easy going attitude brings people together.
At times, you can be a little flaky and irresponsible. But for the important things, you pull it together.

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  1. Glad to see you are joining the swap. I want to play too!!! Can’t wait to see what you make with this. Love your projects. I’m so behind on computer time, spending today on art, but had to peek in on your blog while my gesso is drying on another project. You’re having lots of fun and creating beauty. You rock, keep it up!!!

  2. Hi Rosie,
    you have been tagged by me , please take a look on my blog.

  3. Now THIS is one of the most fabulous things, EVER! Even wet it’s already so good that it’s driving me crazy that I can’t just reach into my computer and touch it!! Go Rosie!!

    And that description….it’s really eerie, but it with just a couple of tweaks here and there, that could be me! We really are a lot alike!

    Off to organize stuff now…a necessary but hated task.

  4. WOW, that’s very exciting Rosie and Lovely too! You just dive right in don’t you! I took Beryl Taylor’s fabric paper class and enjoyed it SO much. We used cheapo thin gift wrap paper and all sorts of different squares, rectangles of paper over the muslin/cotton (do you call it something else?) I can’t wait to see what you create for the swap!!!

  5. Well, well, well…. it was dry enough to peel off the messy mat last night and this morning, I have rolled it up like a scroll! It really is very flexible indeed. It feels fabulous… 🙂

  6. carolann

     /  August 8, 2008

    Brilliant work Rosie it looks fab you are so patient hun WTG xxx


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