Saturday, March 26, 2016

Spring Pastels And Texture

Pastel Spring Painting By Mary Maki Rae (c)2016
Spring Pastels and Texture have been on my mind recently.
You can't see it in the above image - but I've added some texture to the background of this painting - that I like so far - a lot-!
I thought this image might look good printed on fabric - then add Embroidered details on the hair and dress to balance the texture in the Background.
However - I may paint the detail on the hair - Then add a raised pattern on just the dress.
Kate and I went shopping in a Art Supply Store - (Like a candy shop for Artists-!)(Daniel Smith's) And we bought some new products to experiment with for texture - so we'll see what developes. . . 

In the actual sample - the granular texture shimmers slightly -
 like beads perhaps - on silk fabric
(Also reminded me of a Dotted Swiss Fabric from long ago)
On this pink one - I brushed the lavender paint overlay in one direction -
I liked the pink spaces showing though.

On the blue above - I brushed the Lavender randomly -
creating more movement.
All and All - just to lose oneself in experimenting sometimes is Good -!
Hope you have a Nice Easter Holiday . . . MMR

Saturday, March 12, 2016

Turtle Tea Cosy "Garden Style"

"Garden Muse" Painting & Turtle Art 
by Mary Maki Rae -2016 (c)
I'm So Happy with the results of the Turtle Tea Cosy Art 
that was printed digitally on Cotton Fabric. 


Here shows layout and Instructions - which I have
 refined now down to a Tee.  I use two Tea Cosies daily - 
one for Coffee in the morning and another for Tea in 
the afternoon (I think it's the only way to keep Tea warm-!)

Here's how I've decided to quilt the front piece -
by sewing through a layer of fiberfill and another 
piece of cotton fabric at the back.

"Parrots" Painting - By Mary Maki Rae -2016(c)
And here's the finished Tea Cosy -
 I've used my "simplified" version this time 
 - which still fits most Tea and Coffee Pots