19 March 2009

Is This Sacriledge?

  • Take one artist canvas, a piece of Amy Butler fabric, and staple fabric at the back of the canvas.
  • Hang in daughter's flat for 12 months.
  • Retrieve from daughter's throw out pile after she buys a house and no longer wants it.
As the fabric has slightly faded in a couple of places and has been stretched, I wouldn't risk it in a quilt, so what does one do with it?

Well, if you are into experimenting with fabric, fibre art and painting, you play with it!

I began this "muck around" a few months ago. The photo above shows the beginnings after I had started working on it. I am using Shiva paint sticks and fingers at this stage.

Add some acrylic paint and cover what I don't want to use...

Continue working on it with Shiva Paintsticks....

It's nowhere near finished yet, and I don't know if I'll like the end result, but I am learning things, and having fun!

I'll post my progress as I go.



  1. Sometimes it's not important whether or not you like it in the end and it works out. Sometimes the most important thing IS the process. Enjoy. I think you really improved on the original. BTW, just sometimes, when it's finished and if you don't like it, put it away for a while and you may find that when you find it again, it has improved with age.

  2. Looking forward to progress, Lindi!
    Hugs - Lurline♥

  3. Anonymous20/3/09 01:10

    oh Lindi, that is going to be so beautiful - what are you planning on doing with it after or have you not thought about that yet. xxx

  4. It's going to be beautiful Lindi..at it's not going in the bin, that what be terrible!
    Julia ♥

  5. Whaooo What a clever and daring Lindi you are!! I'm loving it, keep us up to date please.

  6. Lindi

    I don't think I would be as brave. I'm not very happy when I try something and I don't know what I'm doing, or I'm not sure that I will do it well. Maybe I will take a page from your book and try using the Shiva paint sticks that are waiting for me. I bought them more than a year ago, and haven't done anything yet.

    Thanks for sharing.

  7. Anonymous30/3/09 21:19

    Hi Lindi, it would have been a shame for the canvas to have been binned.It is all in the process of learning.Regards Lyn