of course i had to Experiment with my new woodblock stamps.
cleaning the stamps immediately after using them is important,
otherwise Color would stay and harden in the crevices.
i stamped this row of elephants on one of the Cloth i recently dyed with onion Skin.
meanwhile i tried out some other dyeing materials,
but the onion Skin was by far the best.
the two beetroot strips would have been nice,
but as you see on the lower Picture, the Color was gone after putting it into the washing machine
tried acorns, too - almost no result - a bit offwhite
(maybe too late in the year? not sure if fresh acorns would do better?)
i´m eating quite some Kaki recently and saved the Skin in the freezer until i had a bigger amount.
but as i actually supposed: no coloring at all.
anyway, dyeing with natural materials will be continued next year
i wanted to do some more fabric stamping -
unsewed an old blue blouse...
... and cut larger and smaller squares for patchworking.
(6cm and 4cm pieces)
the White opaque setacolor fabric paint works fine and the
prints turned out crisp.
maybe the Impression of the peacock tail was a bit weak.
so i decided to stitch along...
this mug is created with a photo shot through the kaleidoscope...
imagine some mullet wine (*Glühwein*) in it;)
i played a bit with my kaleidoscopes at the Weekend...
i have two with glass marbles...
and one with two Rotary disks:
one disk with textured glass and one with Color areas
you can handle them quite controlled.
photographing through the lens gives a Picture where you can see the inner construction of the kaleidoscope a bit: you always get these bars on the margins (you don´t recognize them when looking through with the eyes)
(the small detail photo is a screenshot from the Video mentioned in my previous post)
i made some clippings of my shots in PS -
the next one is typical for the "drop texture" on the Rotary wheel:
on the next one (made through a marble) you can see tree structures from the garden in the light areas if you look closely:
then i thought i might make some star shaped ones,
apt to the season:
(on the blue one the Color was intensified a bit in PS)