16/05/2014: I just started a new (Thing)

Happy to have something to share on a Friday evening, which is unusual after a rough week.

I had this wrap dress (can't remember if I bought it or received it), I thought it was too "good"-looking, kinda school girl, so I didn't use it. I was attacking this dress for a while: I have been using my textile black marker to reduce some colours, I had it tainted in a brown colour in the washing machine, but it came out too pale and the textile marker was mostly washed away. Conclusion: not enough boldness yet.

 

THE BEFORE PICTURE:

 

 

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13/05/2014: A spooky Sgraffito landscape

 

I have continued on my path of Sgraffito. The above image is the result of oil pastels, painted over with a thin layer of black acrylic paint. The scratching creates a spooky, suggestive impression.

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