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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:

 

 

 

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.

Acrylic paint on glass: Putting paint on ... scraping it away ... .

 

 

 

To wrap up this productive Saturday, I have tried out some "Sgraffito", a technique I came across in the past, but that has surprised me again today. Time to pay a second visit!

It's actually very simple: you create 2 layers, the first one with oil pastels, the second one is a layer of acrylic paint. When it's dry you can start scratching the acrylic layer away. Of course there are much more possibilities with Sgraffito.

 

Here is a first trial, more soon!

 

I bought a glue pistol today, .... it's such a nice toy! I was surprised by the images I took of these little try-outs. Enjoy!

 

Mending a broken glass ...

 

 

 

Gluing some broken pieces of glass from a big vase that has fallen dramatically a couple of weeks ago, ... giving it a second life.