Saturday, March 26, 2016

Spring Pastels And Texture


Pastel Spring Painting By Mary Maki Rae (c)2016
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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.
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All and All - just to lose oneself in experimenting sometimes is Good -!
Hope you have a Nice Easter Holiday . . . MMR
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Saturday, March 12, 2016

Turtle Tea Cosy "Garden Style"

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

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