I realized that I had almost fallen into a pattern of posting every Friday. It crossed my mind that if I continue to do this, I might have to change my blogs name to Friday Girl or some other cheesy version of this name.
I came to a sudden halt on the scarves! Why?I ran out of Elmer's Gel Glue----->
Yep, this "in"expensive product substitutes as my choice of gutta in the scarf making process. I read about this method in another blog, which I would credit IF I could remember the name. gel glue water soluble, simple to use, and cheap! Lets not forget that it is a safe and eco friendly as well.
If you are not familiar with making scarves (and I am still at novice stage myself) then I will give you a simple definition of gutta and/or resist. It is anything which prevents the dyes or paints from reaching the materials. The gutta serves the same purpose as wax in the batiking process.
I finally finished the piece of art which I have had on the easel for a while at the studio. I had to bring it home in order to complete the finishing touches . This mixed media piece (images to the left) is 11 x 14 inches and on pre stretched canvas.
The one lesson I keep learning, since the beginning, is that every time I rework a piece, leave one as it is, or scrap it and start all over-I am developing a better understanding of my own technique and my art.