I finished Chapter 4 last week but kept forgetting to post about it.
This months challenge was to take up to 12 different coloured fabrics or paper and cut them into several different sized pieces then put them into a paper bag, shake them up and take 1 piece out at a time and put it on to a piece of fabric or paper. Once you'd put them down you couldn't move them.
I tried it first with tissue paper and rice paper I'd coloured
then I'd bought a spiral stamp for 20p in Rennies Art shop so I used some copper acrylic paint to stamp on top to add a bit more interest.
I decided to have a go with some nappy liners as well. I coloured them with some Procion dyes I had left over so I'm not sure if they will come off eventually. I used the same spiral stamp but this time used some 3d medium instead of paint. When I heated it I discovered the medium had taken up some of the dyes from the nappy liners by accident but it's given an added dimension to the work that I hadn't expected.
Some ideas stew for quite a while! - (Above: Detail of *In Box CCLXXXIII*. Click on any image in this blog post to enlarge.) Many people know that my entire "In Box" series was inspired by...
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