Sunday, May 13, 2012

Rosarium

Inspired by the wholecloth monoprinting this month, I wanted to see what I could do with the linocut I finished earlier this year of a rosarium picture made by Aart during his stay in Italy.
I printed this on white cotton and on blue dyed fabric.


I used thickened procion (black, double concentrated) which came out quite crisp.
After rinsing, drying and ironing, it´s time for a second layer, the leafs and some flowers.


I used a stencil and again, thickened dyes. I wanted the colours to blend a bit, not so crisp as when I use paint. I am pleased with the final piece:


I can see the clouds through the roof ;-). Ready for quilting.
I tried another piece, with white fabric as a base:


Again, I used thickened procion dyes with a small amount of soda-ash added to the dyepaste, and another stencil to fit up the ironwork:



I didn´t like the crisp printed result, so I sprayed the piece with water:

Now it will blend a bit while batching, gaining more interest, this is the final ironed piece:


I prefer to work with the thickened procion dyes, even knowing that they are more difficult to handle then for instance acrylic or textile paint. The outcome it is much more a surprise (which I am looking for) after batching, rinsing, drying and ironing. Let´s get to the sewing machine now!

8 comments:

  1. Amazing. I love the patch of blue sky through the roof top. Just wonderful. That lino cut looks like it was a huge job but with fabulous results.

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  2. These pieces are absolutely beautiful! I love the look of the clouds in the sky on the first one. I'm anxious to see them quilted.

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  3. Love to see what you're doing with the rosarium!
    http://quiltaart.blogspot.com

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  4. I don't understand how you did it with the stencil. Is it an stencil that you buy somewhere?

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  5. This is very beautiful, Nienke, especially the one with the blue sky.

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  6. The one with the blue sky is beautiful.

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  7. Its beautiful especially the one with the bleu sky.

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