- Deconstructed screen printing
- Make a Stamp from a Photo
- Simple Batik Tutorial
- Unique Batik Tutorial
- Best EVER book covers
- Tray Dyeing Tutorial
- Dyeing embroidery thread
- Framing - 3 ways
- The Art Greenhouse
- Paste Paper
- Rice Bags
- All About Thermofax Screens
- What is a thermofax screen and how do I use it?
- Making your own sketchbooks two ways
- Travel Sketchbook with Removable Signatures
- Making screens for silk screening - 2 ways
- Avery Note Tab Stencil
- Make your own permanent Gelli plate
- How to snow dye
- Handling soy wax and thickened dye
- Necessities or Not
23 September 2010
These are some of the monoprints I have been working on. LOVE THIS! Oh yes, the process pledge! All were made by painting fabric paint on heavy poly film (4-6mm) then making marks in the paint with various tools. I used a potato masher, Afro pick. pasta grabber, egg beater. The feathers surrounding the monoprints were from a stamp I made (see tutorials). I printed on plain and dyed fabric, rags and sheer organza but placing the poly film paint side down on the fabric and smoothing with my hands. The first three had feather stamp marks in the design also.
16 September 2010
07 September 2010
Many fiber art bloggers (and others artists I'm sure) have taken the Process Pledge. I have decided to take the pledge too. I am all about process and not product. I meticulously savor each step of the creative process in my art yet when I attempted to make a pair of slacks, a product, I started to zoom zoom the seams on my serger accidentally getting a flipped piece of fabric caught under the needles and blade and slicing a 5" gash when I was almost done. Slacks in trash can.
Now if I can translate my love of process to all my endeavors. So without further ado, the process pledge:
I, Beth Berman, pledge to talk more about my processes, even when I can’t quite put them in the in words or be sure I’m being totally clear. I’m going to put my thinking and my gut feelings out there.
Here are some talking points suggested by ROssie on her blog:
- Do you have any new sketches to show?
- Is this design inspired by a past quilt or someone else's quilt you saw (link, please)?
- Does the color palette come from somewhere specific?
- Are you trying to evoke a specific feeling?
- Is this quilt intended for a specific person? How did that inform your choices?
- Are you following a pattern, emulating a block you saw somewhere, using a liberated process, or totally winging it?
- What are you hating about this quilt at this stage? What do you love?
- Did you push yourself to try something new?
- In working on the quilt, are you getting ideas about what you might want to try next? What? Did you sketch it?