February 1, 2011
I’m about half-way thru with set 4 of the Doodle Directory….it’s getting a little complicated, because I don’t want to repeat any previous patterns…..it is amazing how just one or two different line additions can change the whole look of a pattern.
When doodle directory inspiration is asleep. I'll work on my alphabet.
My absolute favorite part of doodling is when it’s in this stage…..roughed in….not colored in all the way. It’s here that I have to force myself to not just grab my favorite colors to work with…and try to work with other color combos…and sometimes I’m pleasantly surprised!
Since the Sharpies and the Bic’s are all waterproof and permanent….I thought it would be fun to actually draw on cotton…..Have to use my widest nib markers here because that cotton is real thirsty.
This is very s.l.o.w……going…..That cotton likes to wiggle as I apply the ink…Ugh!! Possibly I just need to actually use “fabric-friendly” markers…..but I don’t want that pudgy stuff or shiny ink. I do like the way this looks once dried.
For some further encouragement to “try this at home”, you’ve got to check out this lady- Alisa Burke and see what she does with fabric design. I think I found who I want to be when I grow up! LOL!
Have you tried decorating clothes? What’s your experience? Is there a good brand of fabric markers that I should consider? …..do tell…… :)
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- By day...I work in the Healthcare field, where every .. i.. has to be dotted and every ..t.. has to be crossed. This blog is the place where I can let myself go and have some fun. I am on a journey. A journey I started a long time ago, but it has been a bit sidetracked with Navy Wife relocations and raising kids. I finally see the light at the end of the tunnel and I have got some time for me. No, I will not be one of those moms walking around the house with Empty Nest Syndrome, I have got way too much to do, to learn, to create. Sure, once the kids are gone I will miss them....but hey, there is always the phone, the email, the texting and the Plane tickets! I love my life and my family and It is fun moving into this new stage. I am into Digital Scrapbooking, photography, journaling, Art Journaling and Drawing. I am a do-it-yourselfer and I am trying to teach myself to draw. I am finding that it takes a lot of patience, lots of practice and a good eraser! And if you're really curious there's a 3 part Interview by Eileen: HERE All the best, Eden