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.

Wednesday, June 11, 2014

Sun Printing By LuAnn Kessi Part 3

Sun Printing

Guest: LuAnn Kessi

I am sun printing……with a quilt in mind.

This photo album cover is my inspiration!

Prints…..drying in the back yard:

I use foam core boards to paint the fabric and

transport it out into the sunshine to dry.

Here are the results of my day:

Wooden letters made a great resist…

Ferns, Oak Leaves, Maple Leaves…

Queen Anne's Lace

I plan to use these sun prints in a Quilt...

The potential Quilt is hanging on the line!

Botanicals covered with paint…

 Time to Clean Up:

I hope you get busy with paints and fabrics

and spend the day in the sunshine!


  1. I am really curious to know how you got the Queen Annes Lace to flatten out and stay on the fabric to give you a good print! These all look beautiful and I'm sure the quilt you make will be gorgeous.

  2. What great deep colors. That is something I have trouble with -- getting the colors so deep.

    Sigh. Love yours so much.


  3. fabulous...
    and a note about the Pebeo paints..apparently they are reducing their line of transparent paints(so I am going to buy a whackload of it).
    How do you get such brilliant colours? Mine usually are much paler.

  4. What a great quilt project!

  5. Colors are GREAT!!! So vibrant!!!


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