beginning to see a pattern...

As I get closer to a show, my blogging falls behind. This Saturday is the Holiday lights boutique at Eisenhower School in Hopkins. I will have a ton of sweater purses and other goodies.

While working on the purses I started to pull fabric for the linings and as I got going it became very clear that I have a lot of fabric! It looked like my studio threw up.

So after a quick tidy and re org, I was on my way.

Z and took a walk this morning and ended up at the thrift store (imagine that) I FINALLY found an electric fry pan!

Now I can play with emulsion lifts. Here is a quickie on I did, just to see if it would work, and it does! Yahoo!

Polaroid transfers...

Basically, an image is projected onto peel apart Polaroid film and before the image is fully developed you peel apart the film and place the negative onto a piece of paper or other receptive surface.

Here's the Polaroid site's tutorial.
Here is the site for the Queen of Transfers, Kathleen Carr
Here's the site for the machine you need to do transfers ( I have an old Vivitar, still available on eBay sometimes)
There was a great article in the Spring 2006 Cloth Paper Scissors magazine about transfers as well.

Here a few I did on Sunday. They have not been colored or embellished yet. The first one is actuallya double exposure, a sunflower and a little girl.