A light bulb went off in my head when I saw this post and actually got started on my pug that afternoon!
I often feel like I am painting with yarn when I make my dog sweater vests and now I actually would be!
It is also the perfect way to use up your stash of small yarn balls that I never know what to do with!
The first thing I did was to cut out a print of one of my pug paintings and glue it onto a 1/2 thick hemlock wood board.
You can use any image you like including blown up photographs.
Then I went into my yarn stash and found puggy colors.
I and started filling in small sections of the print with a layer of elmer's gel glue, a strip of yarn, trimmed the end with sharp scissors and pushed it down carefully and tight up against the previous row with a bone folder.
It is a wonderfully mediative process that you can do as slow or as fast as you feel happy working.
You work in small sections filling in blocks of color.
I took several days to complete my piece.
When I was all done with the pug, I went into Fred's train supplies and pulled out a sheet of grass mat paper that is fuzzy like grass to create his landscapes!
I think it created the perfect rich background that still let the texture of the yarn pop out!
I am totally addicted!
I will show you more completed yarn paintings soon!
I love making collages from colorful papers. It is so fun to paint with texture and patterns!
The other thing that I think is so fun is shopping for new school supplies in all of the stores! It is that time of year again and Fred knows he will lose me in the school aisles of Target, Jo-Anns, Kohls or any of the organizing stores!
I know he must be thinking, how many colorful plastic containers, scissors, glue and pencils can one person need?
The answer is 1 million, and I am well on my way! Heeee! :)
I am often inspired to make lots of different art that is not for sale on my website, www.pugnotes.com. I make it because I feel a spark of inspiration that brings me joy from the concept to completion of my project. I would love to share that spark.
This is my blog.