Tuesday, June 25, 2013

Dryer Sheet Doodling & Summer of Color Week 3

I've been playing with dryer sheets for a journal I'm making as part of Rae Missigmen's "Go Green" class at 21 Secrets Art Journal Workshop*
*No class secrets are given away in this post ;)

 Used dryer sheets, that is.
Fold them in half or double them up and they make for a sturdy canvas that you can use in your art.
To keep mine together I zig-zagged around the edges and then doodle-stitched some spirals.

To doodle stitch I kept the feed dogs up, but I lowered the amount of pressure on the pressure foot to almost nothing.

You can also add color with 
Spray alcohol inks
 Very little ink is needed--just use paper towels to sop up extra ink and let dry for about 5 minutes and you're ready to go!

You can even use this week's Summer of Color 3 colors (lime green and purple) in a funky zebra print!

You can paint with dyes too!

 Wanna see the whole gosh darn lineup?

 They are just a bit addictive.
Cut them up, sew them together...lots of cool uses!


  1. Wow, they absorb the color so beautifully! If I had a sewing machine I'd be all over this!

  2. OMG!! How totally awesome and fun and cool these are!! I love how different they all are! I need to go buy some dryer sheets and play too. Thanks so much for sharing this idea and your beautiful pieces with us.

  3. Fabulous colours. Almost makes me wish I had a tumble drier :)

  4. WOWWW!. Yes, I love these happy experiments. You've done amazing job with the coloring & the stitching!. So many possibilities, I'm excited for ya.

  5. So creative and original! And gorgeous! :)

  6. Interesting techniques and some great results. Very colourful and spontaneous! Thanks for your visit:)

  7. Fascinating - and to think I throw these sheets away each week ! Ali #17

  8. Great technique with an beautiful result. Love them!

  9. I have never heard of dryer sheets. I will have to go investigate. I haven't gotten to that class for 21 secrets yet. :)

    Love the way you used the colours for this week together, I also really enjoyed seeing the series together. :)

  10. WOW! Such a creative way to make art! I love how you used dryer sheets for this week's colors and all of the other results, too! Just beautiful!


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