Tuesday, July 8, 2014
Round Robin, Solo Style - Round 5, More Stamping
I studied my cloth on the design board for awhile. Then I decided to use a hand made stamp to finish off the edge that had not been touched since I did the original dyeing – see bottom edge of photo below:
This happens when the fabric is larger than the project board… edges are folded around and clamped in place. I had a stamp made of bamboo skewers that resembled the stamp I used for my batik round, so I wanted to see if it would work.
Using black screen printing ink for fabric, I created a row of impressions, then changed the direction of the stamp and created a grid.
Here it is on the design board:
The first thing I noticed here was that I had an area above the grid print that had not been covered with my Thermofax screen, so I have to decide if I want to go back and add that in, or simply plan to crop that side:
I folded back the edge to see how it would look – I think this will do just fine!
So now, what? After studying the piece, I find that it is an interesting study in color and pattern, and if I go too much further I might just lose those features. So for now, I’m going to say this piece is done. However, I think I will leave it up on the design board a spell for further contemplation. Meanwhile, I would love your feedback and ideas!
Over the remainder of the month, we have Laura McGrath and Beth Berman joining in the discussion, with possible input from a few others, so stay tuned! Meanwhile, I think I will give some serious consideration to what I might do with my fabric. If I come up with a project in time, I will post about it later in the month.. Hope you get lots of inspiration from our posts to try your own Round Robin, Solo Style!