one of my concerns about doing the backgrounds on the Out of Africa pieces is that the water color will "bleed" into the animals that have already been done
so I will be doing a "test"
this panel, which was not selected to be part of the finished project (for a number or reasons, not the least of which is I'm simply not happy with the rubber stamp), will be a good place for me to test the water colors without putting the other animal panels in danger
theoretically, because the animals are stamped with an acrylic paint that has a textile medium in it, the fibers under the color should be "sealed" and the water color shouldn't bleed into there
but because I've never actually tried this and I haven't seen any literature about it, I'm not sure
we'll see how it goes
last night I reached a milestone spot in the current sweater project -- this one is knit from the top down and I have reached the point where the sleeves get separated from the body -- nice!
tonight is my local quilt guild meeting -- and in July we do our birthday party potluck -- having been assigned to bring a main dish, I'll be whipping up a big batch of my "famous" macaroni and cheese to take along
leaf stitching continues too -- there are now 63 aspen leaves all turned and stitched -- I think I'm about a third of the way up the panel
time to go get some breakfast