Playing with Color
Last Tuesday I had the opportunity to try something new with the Lander Sewing Group. We met at the Lander Art Center to play with color, using InkTense pencils and color blocks.
We used the InkTense color blocks and colored pencils to draw and fill in the shapes. After the color was added, then water was brushed over the color to set it into the fabric.
Once the water was brushed on the surface, the fabric was ironed. After that, finer details could be added to the fabric, or shading could be done.
At first I was intimidated with the blank fabric but finally drew some free-hand leaves. The leaves were drawn with an ink pencil and then I added the color inside the leaves, wet it, and then ironed. I added more color around the leaves and used the brush and water to "feather" the color around the leaves to give the illusion of movement.
I really should have used more color on my second piece, but it was close to lunch. It was a fun-filled morning, and the activity forced me to tap into my imagination in a totally unfamiliar way.
|Marty B. gives the group some background on the technique|
|Sheri H. uses a color block on one of the leaves she|
outlined from a stencil.
|Katheryn E. adds water to her drawing.|
|Sheri H. adds more detail to her drawing|
|This woman's free-hand drawing was amazing!|
|my first piece of InkTense drawing and coloring|
|my second piece|