Thursday, July 7, 2011
Monoprinting Results-Quilter Beth
I finally had a chance to get to some monoprinting. This is a really fun technique to do. I spent the afternoon playing--it really is like finger painting for adults!
I used textile paints on a large piece of plexiglass to do these pieces. After each piece was monoprinted (except the pink one), I mixed a little paint with an extender to make the color very transparent and scraped color across the fabrics using an old credit card. I like the finish that gives to the pieces.
This is a large piece which started off as an unsuccessful pink shibori that I did early on in this adventure. First--I don't really like pink; second--the shibori didn't really show up. I figured...what do I have to lose! In the upper left-hand corner, I put down some paints and swirled a round sponge in them to make the circles. In the upper right-hand corner, I put a vegetable bag (looked like a grid) under the fabric and rolled some left-over paint on it with a sponge roller. (I'm not sure why only the vertical stripes came through.) I then put the cloth over some leftover paint on the plexiglass (after misting it with water) and used a brayer to take up the last of the paint. The bottom left is just paint on the plexiglass, and I used a brayer on the back of the fabric to transfer the paint. On the right, I painted a piece of bubble wrap (bubble wrap with squares rather than circles) and placed the fabric down onto that.