Friday, June 22, 2018

Toxic still/spill life progressing

I think I have all the rims done and now need to make the labels and stencil the numbers. The label you see with the fire is just a trial at making a stencil. I just put it up there to get an idea on how a label would look. It is not what it will finally look like. I am thinking of using the flammable label, the nuclear label and the skull and crossbones. Although I'm not sure if the skull and crossbones is too obvious. 

Toxic still/spill life

I need to make a label for the back of my piece for the juried show at the arts festival. I guess I will do that first thing today since I have to drop it off on Tuesday. I am one of those people that are guilty of not putting labels on things!

Linking to Nina-Marie.

Thanks for reading.

Chris

Friday, June 15, 2018

Not much progress

But at least some progress....
Painting more fabric this morning since I am running out. There are a few fabrics hanging onto the quilt since I am trying out what I want to use for various rims. Four have been pretty much decided. Once the fabrics dry I will try to get more done this afternoon. Linking to Nina-Marie.

Thanks for reading. Well now for a walk while the paint dries.
Chris


Friday, June 8, 2018

Some progress

I am finding it really hard to get motivated to do anything after finishing the canal houses. I did make some progress on the toxic barrels, but realize I have a long way to go. Here are the fabrics pinned in place.



I am trying to decide on a fabric or fabrics for the rusted rims. Here are some that I have tried. I also have a heavily rusted piece that I might over paint. I guess I should just do it.



I am also working out how to do the numbers on the barrels. I have a number stamp, but the numbers are too small and you can't see where you are stamping. Not happy with it. I also thought about doing the numbers free hand. Both of these you can see. 



I added the free handed numbers to a barrel to see how it would look. It's upside down.  I know!


Maybe I need to buy a number stencil. I guess I need to figure this out. What do you think about then numbers or the rims?

Linking to Nina-Marie.

Thanks for reading.

Chris