For various reasons, I decided to start some new projects. I bought four new books, actually 5. I bought Rayna's new book and lent it to Judith who fell in love with it hence the January Technique of the month on the fire blog.
I just really glanced at the book, knew Judith would be enamored (who knew to what extent) and I haven't seen it since. Judith and I are getting together this weekend and I'm sure she will bring the book back since she bought herself a copy and has been sleeping with it under her pillow. Can't wait for this great blogging experience with Rayna Gilman !!!!!
I also bought four other books: Rayna's first book on surface design techniques, Color by Accident, Color by Design and Colour on Cloth. The two of the four that I really found helpful were Color by Design and Rayna's, "Create your own hand printed cloth".
SO, in the spirit of going back into pieces perviously worked I am taking this pile of fabric that I dyed, batiked or in some other way "touched" with a surface design excluding paint and DO MORE.
In that spirit, I did a thermofax on some LWI (space) dyed fabric for something like a book cover for my friend who is a fiddler.
I ironed this piece of silk I made in Jane Dunnewolds "Soy Wax Crayon" class at ProChem this year onto some felt with mistyfuse in preparation for some quilting.
and I did some discharge on a space dyed piece of olive cotton with Jacquard Discharge Paste. First I used some stamps (Eric and my feather/crow/circles)
Lyric Kinard from my own images.
Very nice indeed! Poppy heads from a neighbors garden and my famous feather. Love how the discahrge paste worked with the thermofax screens. Note to self - make more screens...
I have invited Meagan, who I am mentoring in Fiber Art, to join Judith and I this Saturday to "play". Should prove to be a great day. If the inspiration from these new books is any indication, this should be a fabulous year.
- 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