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Monday, February 17, 2014

Glacier Bay - part one



To continue with my goal of using up and recycling supplies that I already have, I decided to experiment with dryer sheets.  I've been saving a stack of them for months (actually a LOT of months!), and it's probably past time to figure out a project for them.  But my desires are not simply because I am sooooo green.  Nope.  The decision was really based more upon the fact that the used sheets seem like a great way to capture the look of Alaskan snow and ice, and full-out glaciers!




To get the ball rolling, I started with the acylic color sample I had previously made for myself and added a few more colors to it.




And then I began painting, adding thinned washes of the various colors (almost, but not quite, all of them) to used up dryer sheets.  One color per sheet.  I used freezer paper to protect my surfaces.




Here they all are, hanging to dry in my kitchen, with an ugly red drop cloth beneath them.  At least it makes them stand out in the picture!  Poor Mike came home and asked me WHAT in the world was going on.




And here they are, stacked by color next to the color chart, along with the paper towels I used for blotting up between colors.  Material for another future project!

Next week, Part two.

Part one
Part two
Part three

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4 comments:

Cherie Burbach said...

I would have never thought of this. Can't wait to see what you do next.

Nancy Sopp said...

I, too, am looking forward to seeing how you use those dryer sheets to portray the glaciers in my state! Nancy

Eileen The Artful Crafter said...

I bet Mike frequently comes home to find you doing this sort of experiment ;-)

I think I see a quilt in the making.

Cyndi L said...

Right you are, Eileen!

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