Thursday, May 26, 2011

More uses for freezer paper

Hi Everyone,
Sorry for the delay in getting new stuff on the blog. I want to show you a new technique I tried and was pretty happy with the results

I dyed a scarf a light blue and let it air dry after I rinsed out the excess dye and other additives. Then I cut out leaves and vines from freezer paper.
After ironing the dry scarf I arranged the cut leaves and vines on the flat scarf and ironed the down.
*Tip: for small pieces use a sharpie brand marker and color the paper side of the freezer paper so you can easily tell which side is waxed.

After you get all the pieces arranged and ironed………..
Start mixing some color!!!

I wanted to compliment the blue background so I mixed red and blue to get a lovely shade of purple!
After mixing the colors I added soda ash water and put it into a spay bottle and set it for as much of a mist as I could get.
Since I didn't have a table long enough to lay this out all the way (at this time anyway) I laid it on the grass.
And proceeded to spray it down.

I really tried to keep the lightest mist I could however I really wanted to get this done before the neighbors poked their heads out and say me in my "weekend lounge wear", yoga pants and an old T-shirt of Dale's.

Once I got it covered enough I let it dry without rinsing for a day. I also left the freezer paper on it.

After 24 hours I pulled off the freezer paper and washed it in hot water.

the end result was VERY cool. You can see the leaves and vines under the purple.  I plan on trying this again on some other scarves so stay tuned :-)
I think I want to try this with an air brush as well, I'd have better control of the mist......


Monday, May 2, 2011

Spring Daze Arts and Crafts Festival April 2011

Cordula and I experienced our first Art and Craft Fair Saturday April 30. We were at Spring Daze that is held annually at Bond Bark in Cary. What a great experience!
            The weather was perfect! We had a nice shady spot that was on the path between the stages so we weren’t jammed in with people and other booths back to back.

As you can see we were colorful which attracted many to come see our scarves. We were also pretty successful!
 We sold 16 scarves and have already been booked for another sale in August. And will hopefully be getting information on the big Art and Craft sale the first weekend in December at the convention center. Woo Hoo!!! The Dragonflies are zooming!!

We need to work on our display. We need to make it look a little more "boutiqueie" (is there such a word?)
Scarves waiting for someone to love them

Look at them, they are like a rainbow!

scarves beckoning, tempting....

Pretty pretty scarves!!