I mentioned in my last post that the current module in my C&G is about Shape. I have been focussing on leaves as there is an abundance around me in the garden at the moment.
One exercise is to use Paintsticks and freezer paper stencils. You won't be surprised to hear that I have a large set of (fairly untouched) Shiva paintsticks. See my entry regarding my stash of stuff. Great thing was though, while searching for the paintsticks I found my beautiful (yes untouched) set of 30 Caran D'arche watercolour crayons which I was sure I had bought on a trip to the US but just couldn't find. I remembered procrastinating for ages about which set to buy but just couldn't remember actually buying them. I am so relieved I am not going mad!
This repeating motif is a passionfruit vine leaf - still waiting for the fruit to ripen. Traced and cutout onto freezer paper and then paintstick rubbed around edge and brushed onto fabric with an old toothbrush.
Nice effect - some thoughts are percolating for future ideas.
Next a stamp was made with a piece of thin foam and glued onto a piece of cardboard and stamped with acrylic paint in a pattern.
I am currently wrestling with a Hawaiian applique exercise which I suspect is not going to be my finest work. I have greater admiration for you appliquers out there now.