Crooked branches for Illustration Friday (and some birthday cards). The dog is in ink and gouache – my father likes to say of dogs that “every inclination of their heart is only evil all the time”, so presumably this one has some ulterior motive. The branch of flowers is in gouache and (imitation) gold leaf. That was my second attempt. The first attempt to use gold leaf (and do an illustration for this topic), below, went horribly wrong due to some misapplied… well, it wasn’t varnish. Anyway! Turns out the size and leaf apply rather well to fingernails, and the Dustbuster my sister gave me for my birthday comes in handy when the table is covered with tiny flecks of metal foil.
On the theme of cards, here is a belated thank you card for a gift of handmade concertina books from Trudi. The card is about an inch-and-a-half square when it is folded, and has foxes, birds, mice, a cat, a Dalek and me:
And on the theme of dogs, the Little Red Riding Hood fabric swatch arrived! The fabric is now available for purchase at Spoonflower: All the Wild Wolves
Very cool stuff! Love the cards and the fabric!
These are BEAUTIFUL – also I recently discovered gold/silver leaf and half of it ended up stuck to my hand my first few tries – but slowly but surely getting the hang of it :)
It’s marvellous – if you’re going to have an artistic mess, at least it should be in precious (imitation) metal
Absolutely beautiful. The dog has great character.
Heheh – thanks.
Gorgeous (as always). What size do you use btw? (must re-play with gold leaf again – so much fun….and mess).
Thanks! I use “Gold Size” from the art store :)
Such lovely fabric! I look forward to seeing what other designs you come up with.
Thank you! So do I :)
your timing is impeccable – just as i am starting to learn how to sow, you start making fabrics – do you known how much the shipping would be to germany? – it might take a while, but once i get the hang of it, i think i’d love to make a little red riding hood dress ;)
The FAQs say international shipping on 1 yard is $7 – I think to be more specific you’d need to play around with the shopping cart.
Let me know how the sewing goes!
i sure will – i am just a beginner, so i have to wait until i start with fancy fabrics, but i am terribly excited about it – my first project is going to be a skirt – people assure me, it’s easy ;)