Mixed Media 3

Added some more modeling paste around the border, and some silk gauze (the branching shape in the left piece) then dye-painted over both. I'm surprised at how much the dyes are darkening as they dry - I expected them to get lighter, as they do on plain silk. The darkening must be due to the modeling paste and the acrylic medium I'm using as an adhesive. Funny, that didn't happen when I created "Happy", but I was using a different type of dye for that. Interesting! The dyes here have darkened more than I want - since I can't remove them (I tried!) I'll have to layer some lighter material over some areas. Or something. In the right piece you can see the modeling paste with words written into it, before it's painted.