Another beautiful day in Southern Indiana. The weather here has been glorious. I’m not sure I’ve ever used that word for weather, but it’s the only way I have been able to describe it.
Where has the time gone? I did get around to dyeing a couple things. These are for Jillian’s birthday. I love dyeing these small shirts. They are so cute!
I have lots of white stuff to dye including some old mens’ hankies that I love to use. Since I had mixed up some dye I decided I’d dye a bunch of them. I love pulling color out of my purse in the winter!
If you look closely on the left, you can see the pattern in the hankies. I remember my dad carrying these type of hankies. Of course, they were white!
The dyes have had to move aside in the studio to make room for resin. It’s been a fun diversion from dyeing and drawing on rocks. I’ll be blogging about this new interest soon.
Talking about rocks, I’m continuing to draw mandalas on mine, still experimenting with different markers and inks.
Last Wednesday I took a road trip to Bloomington to see some friends. In addition to having lunch with Gail, I dropped by to see Judy and Joe, who I’ve not seen in many, many years. It was an enjoyable visit. I gave both of them rocks I had painted. Joe gave me a couple rocks he found while fishing in North Carolina. The bottom one would be perfect for a feather.
That’s about all for now. I’ve got lots to blog about, but just not ready yet to post.
Hope you’re having a colorful day!
When you use the t-shirts to dye, do you use soda ash and pre wash?
What pens have you found work best on rocks for you?
Can’t wait to read about your resin adventures!
Love your rocks and dyed hankies! Have a great holiday weekend.
Donna, I always use fiber reactive dyes, so I prewash my shirts or fabric and then soak in soda ash before dyeing. As for pens, I’m still testing. I’ll let you know soon. The resin is fun. I’ll be posting about that too soon. Thanks for dropping by.
Sherrie, Thanks! You have a great holiday too!
we live on a river with tons of rocks. Have painted some but curious what type of pen or brush are you using for the very fine lines. I have used acrylic paint and then spray afterward to seal. Our town has a “game” to paint rocks and hide them for others to find and keep or leave in place. Love your designs!
Vivian, The fine lines in white are using the dip pen with the ink. The black outline is made with these markers. What a fun game! I’ve not used acrylic on the rocks although I will be doing that soon. I also spray them to seal since a lot of them will live outside. Thanks for dropping by.