A TECHNIQUE DRIVEN Blog dedicated to mastery of surface design techniques. First we dye, overdye, paint, stitch, resist, tie, fold, silk screen, stamp, thermofax, batik, bejewel, stretch, shrink, sprinkle, Smooch, fuse, slice, dice, AND then we set it on fire using a variety of heat tools.
Friday, July 22, 2011
The green fabric is sateen that I dyed using some avacado colored dye. It has a nap to it, and I deliberately placed some of it going one way and some the other, giving the color difference shown.
I'm still quilting some of the individual lines on the leaves using both brown and pink thread. Good way to spend the day today, inside in the AC instead of out in my 120+ degree garage doing monoprinting or dyeing.
Saturday, July 9, 2011
Thursday, July 7, 2011
Wednesday, July 6, 2011
Sunday, July 3, 2011
I used a piece of stiff sheet of acetate (I think it is acetate but it is the stuff you buy at quilt shops to cut out templates or cut for stencils, do you know what I mean?). I used multiple colors of fabric paint, fabric printing ink, and FW Inks thickened with base extender. I applied them by dotting them onto the sheet and then spreading with a sponge breyer. I used some weeds from the yard to act as a resist and laid them on top of the paint. I then layered mystery fabic--not cotton but maybe rayon--on top of the paint/leaves.
To make my direct print I pressed the fabric either with my hands or with another breyer so that the paint printed on the fabric. My second print or shadow print was made by removing the weeds and placing a second piece of fabric on the acetate sheet. The paint left under the plants then printed onto the fabric. My third print was made by placing the paint covered weeds onto a third piece of fabric and pressing so the paint on the plants transfered to the fabric. I made a 4th print by spraying my acetate sheet with water to wet the remaining paint so it would transfer. Beth has posted that picture.
Here is the photo of ONE of Judith's amazing SERIES of monoprints.
And here are the photos of Charlene's pieces. She was an art teacher her entire professional life and is a wonderful surface designer. She is also NOT a computer person so I am posting her pieces.
I will also start with a series of photos that her making a print.
And these are SOME of the beads made and the beads on the knitting needles which really didn't come out very clearly - bad lighting and bad focus.