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!


5 comments:

  1. Je trouve pas joli ce tissu:(((( trop noir

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  2. I'm curious to see what you decide to use this for! That's always my difficult part.

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  3. I like everything you did. I have always thought using black was a gamble but you certainly did it right and the whole piece is well developed.

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  4. Thanks, all. Laura, I'm working on coming up with a project for the fabric, but may still do more to the fabric before I use it.
    Beth, I was afraid of using black dyes for a long time, but once I got the right strength and the best combination of blacks, I use it a lot more.

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  5. This has been really fun watching your processes and making your choices! I love your finished piece! I can beads and metallic hi-lights happenin', but I am a bit of a shine junkie and have a hard time not always adding the bright stuff...lol

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