Friday, July 6, 2012
Brayer Rubbings with Weeds
In addition to working on the yellow challenge fabric and fabrics for the hamsa piece, I decided to continue with fabrics for the Weed Maps.
I went out into the weed garden and found a vine with large leaves. My plan...to make at least one piece of fabric using these leaves to do brayer rubbings. A while back, I started experimenting with What Ifing with the weeds and brayer rubbings was one of the techniques that proved to be quite successful.
I arranged the leaves under the fabric with the more textured (veiny) back sides facing up. With my foam brayer, I rolled Pebeo Setacolor Opaque Fabric Paint over the top of the fabric using different colors to pick up the texture of the leaves.
I did two lengths of fabric. In the first one, I applied the paint too thick in some areas. I'm going to paint a dark color wash over that piece.
The second piece was more successful.
I plan to do more pieces using different weeds. I want to build a stash of these fabrics so I have lots of choices and possibilities for the final art pieces.