My local fabric art guild does a monthly study on a given topic. “Sky” was a prompt recently. Avoiding blue, I chose black polyester organza screen printed with a bit of gray. I cut and applied abstract shapes from hand dyed and painted fabrics for clouds and lightning. Then I was stumped on rain.
I dipped a plastic wall scraper into metallic paint. Applied repeatedly at an angle, the paint lines quickly created driving rain for my stormy night.
I always set a time limit on the monthly studies. This boundary can be a catalyst for discovering new uses for tools and materials. How would you use a scraper? How would you make rain?