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Thursday, August 13, 2015

audrey hepburn

our "leader of the gang" (i.e. our stamping Group) is a big fan of Audrey Hepburn.
for her round birthday i made her two flags. the stencils (about a5 size) are from the stencil Studio.
ATC: sitting Audrey_the stampsmith, compass rose_stempelmine
and what the current heatwave is good for:
dyed things dry very fast outside, so i rusted some glasses-cleaning-papers and i took some walnut Shells (the dryed outer Shell, to be exact - the one that was green before)... boiled them with a Little water and let White Cotton soak it up:

the rusted papers were ironed in the laminator.

the walnut Cloth becomes lighter with every Charge, but i like the dark toned first ones as well as the lighter ones... each will find its Destination...


  1. Sehr schöne Arbeit mit Audrey, sie war echt toll! Ich glaube Du hast Spaß mit der Spielerei mit Stoffe und Farben, bin gespannt was Du alles daraus machst. Dir einen schönen Tag, GLG, Valerie

  2. Toll sieht Dein Audrey Geschenkset aus ! Da wird sich die Freundin sicher sehr freuen! Und Deine neuen Färbungen sehen auch toll aus! Spitze!
    Ganz sicher findest Du Verwendung dafür , da mach ich mir keine Sorgen!
    Lieben Gruß

  3. Deine Audrey Werke sind ein Traum - echt klasse.
    Und deine Färbeaktion hat schöne Ergebnisse hervorgebracht.... Bin schon gespannt wie du sie einsetzen wirst.

  4. Du bist ja richtig fleißig bei dieser Hitze! Auf dem Foto mit den super gewordenen Roststoffen sieht der Rasen auch so trocken aus wie hier - unser hier ist noch gelber!
    Die schöne Audrey kommt sicherlich gut an - tolle Flaggen-Idee in Strahlerot!
    LG Ulrike

  5. Three very different techniques and art here, each so interesting. I like the way you have made the ATC with Audrey, all the details and the warm colours.

  6. Trying to catch up since I was offline for two days. Audrey never looked so good as she did in the pieces you made! Lovely ATC, too.

    Of course, my heart skipped a beat when I saw the rusted and dyed papers and fabric. I simply adore mottled fabric and this is just wonderful. I know you will find uses for them since they are truly, truly gorgeous.

  7. Lovely red and white stitched pieces you made for your friend. Audrey looks wonderful in your ATC too Johanna!
    Your latest dyeing turned out great. What a lot of beautiful pieces you have to play with now.
    Back when I used to weave baskets making black walnut dye was a fun and smelly business. I would take some nuts still in the green hulls and soak them in a bucket until they got "ripe". Then I boiled them. One of our sons came home one day and had a fit about the smell and I must admit he was right *gg*. Your process sounds like a really good one.
    Don't make me go hunting for black walnuts ;-)

  8. Deine Audrey Werke sind total klasse, gefallen mir sehr gut.
    Deine Färbungen sind ja wohl toll geworden, wirklich super Ergebnisse.
    LG Carola

  9. Super Johanna deine Audrey-Kreationen sehen toll aus. Diese Schablonen sehen super aus. Da hatten wir Beide zur gleichen Zeit Audry im Kopf. ;)

    Liebe Grüße

  10. Audrey Hepburn is one of my favorite actresses! I absolutely love your art work!!!

  11. Your Audrey Hepburn flags look great. She was one stylish lady!
    You are going to have such a wonderful stash of awesome materials or future projects. Those stained papers and cloths look amazing.


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