Category: alternart

Aug 20

Swallows in Sky Tee Shirt

  This is the second bleach-shirt I made, and I went with a much simpler design than the branches of the first one. Yes, I put a bird on it. If you’re wondering why there’s art today instead of a chapter of Changer’s Turf, it’s because Changer’s Turf is finished. That’s right. I’m going to …

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Aug 18

Red Palm Leaf Book

  This is one of those covers that I altered so much that I can hardly remember what the base looked like. I think it was a pink-and-red calico. I did the leaf pattern with black gesso and a texture plate, then painted over the whole thing with red acrylic. the central leaf shape is …

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Aug 11

Bird on Branch Tee Shirt

  I got this idea also from Pinterest. On the pinterest site, someone used a stencil of an owl, cut out of contact paper. Hey, I thought. I have some contact paper. so  I cut the branches and bird and laid them on the shirt. Then I sprayed it with bleach. Nothing happened. I smelled …

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Aug 04

Beth’s Blue Silver Oak Book

  I’ve been making books like this for several years now, giving them away to writer friends. My rule is that people only get one. Then I realized I’d never given one to Beth, my sister-in-law, even though I talk to her every day. I only had three little books left, so I had to …

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Jul 29

Red Mehindi Batik Tee Shirt

  I saw something like this on pinterest, where a woman showed how to use washable gel glue as a resist to batik dye a tee shirt. She wrote something on there, but I decided to use a mehindi design. On the left, you can see where I’ve drawn the design in glue and let …

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