I love every step in the process so far! We chose two designs from her collection of images and spent a couple of hours diligently cutting them out with a very small #11 exacto blade. Exciting to see your stencil take shape while learning to wield the knife. I didn't get a picture of my two I see, so tomorrow I will be sure to get one. Fine silk is adhered to the stencils next using black enamel paint and a roller. The paing and the type of paper you use makes for a very substantial stencil. Tomorrow we can print with them. Fun!
In the afternoon, Karen demonstrated how to apply the rice paste resist (which we made in the morning)then she graciously let us use her stencils to apply paste to a couple pieces of fabric.
It was a very full day with an hour ride each way, so I am sufficiently whooped. My mind is reeling with ways I would use this technique.
It is hot. So hot." Cat on a Hot Tin Roof" hot. "Some People Like it Hot".
I have learned:
- My friend Sandy has had a lymph node that has tested positive for cancer. She begins chemo again. Please include her in your prayers as this has proven to be a great comfort to her over the last 18 months. Sucks.