The background strip sets are completed, and now the magic begins. I started insetting the trees today, and love what is happening.
On the left is the darker strip set, which I've just pinned next to the lighter one that I am working with now. I'm planning to use the darker strip set on either end of the lighter, like you are looking into the trees with a shaft of light coming through the canopy. I have a long weekend, so it would be nice if I got all the trees inset before I head back to work on Tuesday. We shall see!
I did some snow dyeing a few years ago, and have never used the fabric. Several of them seemed perfect for this piece, so I included them. And with all the snow we have, I decided to use up the dyes I've had in the studio frig with some snow. I even scored a basket to hold the fabric at Saver's- it's supposed to be a grill basket, but it will never see food now!
I have three pieces of fabric in this batch, using cool colors. Tomorrow I'll do three or four more pieces, using the yellows and red dyes I have. I may look at my dye powders; if I have any mixed dyes, I may make up a little bit to use for this since the mixed dyes split in such interesting ways.
I will probably be posting more 'foodie' items- with Sean here now, it has been so much fun exploring out of the ordinary eateries. Maybe next time I'll show you what we ate for Shannon's birthday lunch!