Sunday, June 10, 2012
What If-ing Weeds Part 3: Plein Air Printing
Despite the fact that it was a hot Sunday in Northern Virginia, I packed up some gear (i.e. cotton fabric, opaque fabric paints, glass palettes, Rollrite brayers and my camera) and headed outside to test out a what if that's been rolling around in my head all week.
What if I lay some fabric down directly on the growing weeds in the garden and roll fabric paint over the fabric?
My first test was a bunch of dandelions in the front garden.
I found it interesting that the dandelion stems showed up in these brayer rubbings but not softer, leafy parts.
I then tried a patch of clover in the grass.
Finally, I managed to lay a piece of fabric really in the thick of it...over those pesky Velcro (my name) weeds with their furry little burrs.
Here are the results...