Tuesday, August 28, 2007

Cactus

More crossover -- I've been painting fabric to work on another cactus quilt and found myself last night making cactus beads.

Here's the fabric in progress: starting to paint, same area after the salt has been in place for an hour or so, and the entire (almost 2 yd) piece after it dried but before washing out.
What, you've never seen pink, blue and purple cactus? Here you go (yes, they are real!):

6 comments:

  1. I love the rich colors you're using- I can't wait to see how the piece turns out. What a great photo to work from too! I wouldn't have believed that cactus actually comes in those colors if you hadn't said so.

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  2. This particular cactus, a Santa Rita prickly pear, is planted next to a friend's swimming pool. After I saw photos of purple cactus on the web during a google image search, I thought they were done with special lighting. Then I saw the real thing in a public space here in Austin and was flabbergasted. They are beautiful!

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  3. details details

    what kind of fabric and what kind of paints?

    it looks gorgeous!

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  4. Judy,
    It's like the Fauna panel -- Pellon interfacing with Seta Silk and DynaFlow paints.
    -v

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  5. The cactus bead and the fabric are wonderful.

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  6. Your blog is varied and shows your creativity! I have a cousin who does slumped glass: madaboutglass.com.
    I work mostly in artquilts. I often paint my fabrics, rather than buy. Yesterday I had fun using up paint on quilt batting scraps. You can see it on my blog.

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