My piece for this month's challenge is called 'Ticking Clock' and features a dandelion seed head. As a child we used to 'tell the time' by blowing the seeds off the plant. Depending on how many blows it took, that was the hour...only it was never correct!!
I used two weights of Lutradur, 8" x 11", one heavy (130) and one medium (70).
On the heavy one which would be underneath, I used a white Inktense block to cover the sheet in white, then when it was dry painted an iridescent sparkly paint over it.
On the medium sheet I used two or three different shades of green Inktense blocks and blended them.
With a fine pencil I drew the outline of the dandelion clock onto the green Lutradur and used a soldering iron to slash & burn on the design.
When laid on top of the heavy Lutradur the white showed through.
I finished it by stitching the seeds using Madeira Rayon thread in bright white and embellishing the background with a Madeira metallic thread.
This is the first time I've used Inktense blocks and found the colour amazing. I don't have the facilities for dying here so this is the next best thing for me!