cotton muslin painted with crayon
The process started with a lesson on using crayons with fabric. Such fun. As can be seen here, crayons produce a pastel effect. Blending is possible. Then ironing with something absorbent and disposable makes the color permanent.
In the next step, I stitched a black outline. That really made the design pop.
Because I am an India Flint fan, I have a few jars of eco-dyeing in-process. I wondered how the crayon dye would react to an eco-dye with red onion skins. It floated in pink preserves for a couple of weeks.
The dyeing toned it down a bit, but also added some dark shadows. And there is no un-dyeing.
Next I hand-stitched like crazy, added a few beads and finished it off.
For now, I'm trying to complete little experimental projects, even though I have no plan for them. It's good to honor it with completion. And I'm a bit fond of it.