Category: alternart

Dec 29

Swimming Carp Indigo Shirt

This is a better indigo tie dye than the last one, probably because it’s not a tie dye. I used washable Elmer’s glue as a batik resist and free-hand drew these carp. Japanese carp are something I’ve drawn enough to feel pretty confident about them, and I thought they would look well with white on …

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Dec 22

Indigo Tie Dye

¬†This is a shirt that I “accidentally” tie-dyed. It was a dingy white men’s tee that had been left on the dryer, and I wanted to try some of the traditional batik design ideas I’d seen in the booklet. Obviously, it didn’t come out very well. In fact, I’ve already dumped it in the box …

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Dec 15

Paper Mache Owl Sculpture

¬†   I decided to make this when I saw a woman make a paper mache dragon on her website. I was so enrapt I bought her mask-making book and watched all her videos and decided I was going to make some kind of sculpture. I decided on an owl because I’d had owls on …

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Dec 08

Fish Scale Indigo Shirt

I made this because I wanted to play with resist and indigo. I had made another shirt using Rit dye, which turned out horribly, and was advised it was because it was a new, unwashed shirt that still had sizing on it. So I took some cheap 1005 cotton shirts and washed them and set …

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Dec 01

Angel Icon Tile

This was the last, biggest tile from Laurie Mika’s workshop this summer at Art Unraveled. One of the things I love most about Laurie Mika’s work is her saintly icons. I always wondered how she did them, how she got all the cool painted faces. Simply enough, she prints them out and cuts them up …

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