Monday, June 28, 2010

Major Shift

A major shift with my latest piece is about to happen. I did some further work on it over the weekend with very pleasing outcomes. So pleasing in fact that I am now keen to reject the top portion and proceed only with the lower. This seems to stand alone very nicely and with some more applications it should be a great outcome.

I frequently make such major shifts as this. It does pay not to be too precious about one's work. I could be upset about the time, effort and materials I have used in producing the portion I am about to reject, but prefer to see it as all part of working this piece. In other words, if I hadn't done what I have already done, I may not have achieved what I now have. Does that make sense!?

This shift came as a result of painting some figures on to my large screen with dye and water, as part of my original design. Once dry, I screened this on to the fabric with sodium alginate (manutex) and soda ash. Everything transferred beautifully....

Painted screen in place on the fabric which, at this point is covered with plastic to prevent any surplus dye spreading through. I also have paper templates for guidance under the screen.

Screen after printing, nothing much remains.


  1. I like what I see and cannot wait to see more!

  2. The figures look great Diana. Looking forward to seeing some more...

  3. Thanks Suzan and Elizabeth. More progress today.