Friday, November 14, 2008
Last spring I found this long length of turquoise polyester fabric in someone's bulk trash. Being attacted to all things the color of tropical water, I dragged it home and washed it, an put it aside. After some consideration, I decided that the full expanse of blue was too garish, and decided to soften it by squirting full strength bleach onto it with a plastic bottle.
This is the result of the random bleaching. Sort of looked like floating clouds in a clear blue sky.
A close-up of a bleached area. I really had no idea how it would turn out.
It has now become an informal swag valance on my living room window. I didn't want to close out the light, since my big tropical hibiscus tree lives in front of that window, and needs all the light it can get when indoors for the winter. What do you think of my playful project? It certainly brings a splash of bright color to that end of the living room.
Posted by LA at 2:12 PM