Anybody who knows me, knows I really am not good at night. I mean - really not good. I am and will always be an extreme early bird. That's why me being out of the house 12 hours of the day has not been good for my creative life. Luckily our fall rush is almost over at work and I should be getting back to just a 40 hr week with a few vacation days coming up.
That said, that doesn't mean I haven't been thinking of my next challenge. This week my sample of Evolon Interfacing arrived from C&T Publishing. Tristan Gallagher of C&T asked us to show him our "best creative mojo". Well, I don't know about you but now that I'm looking at 50, I can't even believe I just used the word Mojo in a complete sentence - more less - tied it to my creative self.
Still, I did get his meaning. He sent a few pages of examples that included mix media art pieces to jewelry to a very cool netted tote bag. I mean, really, we can take this stuff and create whatever we want as long as we don't actually use it as it was meant to be - interfacing!
Luckily I have a great idea which shouldn't be too hard to execute. But first I still needed to find out how this suede like microfiber material performed when I put it under the normal rigors of my studio.
First I tested how it free motioned quilted using various threads. The metro was a very light look while the Sulky 12 wt free motioned nicely and gave that beefy look a 12 wt should. The 40 wt quilting cottons of King Tut and Iris fell in the middle. Interesting how the different threads look so differently.
Then I tried painting it - I tested Dye na flow with the Evolon being damp. It gave this pretty water color effect. I could use it full strength or watered down. Then I tried transparent Setacolor on it at half water half paint strength and it was way too heavy. It tended not to blend well and showed up rather opaque.
With all my experimenting done all I have to do is execute my idea! Tristan asked me to use my creative mojo. I'm thinkin' be careful what you asked for!
What have you been up to Creatively?