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Friday, May 07, 2010

Batik Tulips~Update 2


Here I've applied my dark wash over everything. I used Indigo as a base color. I added some Phthalo green in a few areas, perm. yellow in others to get a mix of warm and cool.


Everything is now covered in masking tape. This process was actually fun! Kinda like putting a jigsaw puzzle together.


I masked off some leaves and one bud and here I've removed the tape from those areas so I can put even more tape on.


I had hopes of completing this today but it seems like it's taking forever to dry. The tape as well as the paper has absorbed a lot of moisture and it's a bit humid here today so I'll just have to wait...but it's hard. I'm dying to start tearing off tape to see what's underneath.

14 comments:

Patty said...

Can't wait to see in unveiled!!

Janet Belich said...

Really cool, Billie !! Do more! Do more! I'm a kid on Christmas right withya ! Can't wait to see. This looks like fun. Hurry up, willya ?! Go get a new hair dryer! Flames ?! Yikes !

Vera Dennen said...

Billie, will be watching this as it progresses. Where is beginning, though, 1st image or the last one?

Robin Neudorfer said...

It looks like a very fun project Billy. I see how you could do the same image many times, and get such different results each time.
I enjoy watching you create.

Billie Crain said...

I'll be posting the results in a minute, Patty. I'm really happy with the way it turned out.:)

Billie Crain said...

I plan to do more, Janet.:) This is fun! Yea...I gotta spend $$ on a new hairdryer. The old one was a trooper and it went out with a bang. My excitement for the day.

Billie Crain said...

Vera, I did a WIP starting right from the reference photo all the way thru. Check on previous posts for earlier updates.

Billie Crain said...

Thank you, Robin.:) This is fun and you're absolutely right..it would never turn out the same way twice.

Vera Dennen said...

Billie, you know what, this looks like it might work with mounting as well. Think I will try it that way, what fun. Thank you for streeing me straight!

Billie Crain said...

I think this technique would be awesome for a mounted painting, Vera.:)

Jeanette said...

I love the look of batik and this tape technique for it works well in your hands.

The colours you've used are lovely.

Billie Crain said...

Glad you like it, Jeanette.:) It was either the tape or I had to buy Masa paper. I already had the masking tape so I gave it a try.

Carrie H. said...

Really interesting to see this work in progress.

Billie Crain said...

I'm glad you enjoyed it, Carrie.:)