Thursday, December 30, 2010

Sharpie Scarves

My sister Marianne has been visiting for the holidays. Here we are and she is wearing the scarf she dyed.

This is my scarf, the colors are really better in person. We dyed these using the technique described by my friend Sioux here. Its basically done with sharpie markers and rubbing alcohol. The scarves were silk ones from dharma trading company. It was a lot of fun to do.

Marianne has been making an art journal, filling it in with backgrounds the past couple days. I finally got some time of my own in the studio today to make this page.  I started in my altered book journal by laying down watercolor crayons, added images and highlighted with charcoal before I added the year and some journaling.  This was a fun little page and it was great to be working in the journal again.


  1. Sweet to meet your dear sister! and to see your lovely scarf creations! Happy Journaling into 2011. Happy New Year Kate!

  2. This is perfect - I used to do fabric dying techniques and just found old silk scarves. since I no longer have the dyes I didn't know what to do with them and I hate throwing things out! So yay this is now on my agenda this weekend!

  3. Looks like you all had fun during your visit. Wish I could have been there.

  4. The scarf is beautiful! I'm off to check out Sioux's blog when I leave here. You know I love Sharpies!!

    Great journal page, too. I'm doing one today so hopefully I'll have it finished soon.

    Happy New Year, Kate!!!!

  5. Awesome scarves and a cool technique !
    Congrats on getting back into the journal. I am itching for mine. Tomorrow, January 1st, will be the day of my return to my practice. I have missed it so !
    Wishing you the happiest and healthiest of new year's, Beautiful Kate !

  6. How nice to have a sister, and especially one who is also creative! Beautiful, Kate. Happy New Year with love, O

  7. Your sharpie scarves are AMAZING! I can't get over them. That's so great that you can make an art journal with your sister. My sister would sooner have a root canal. I am loving your watercolor crayon background. Makes me wonder why I never use mine...maybe because yours are the "real mccoy" and mine are just not very smushy. Maybe it's time to invest.

  8. Happy New Year Kate!
    Great stuff here as usual.
    I joined the sketchbook challenge too,
    hope to see you on your new site as well.


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