Wednesday, September 22, 2010

More breakdown prints

2 larger pieces after washing out. Detail pics following each one. Both Procion dyes on cotton. I was happy with these but may add more after contemplating for a while.

A couple of answers: Manutex is an alginate thickener for dyes so they can be used for printing.
What do I do with my fabrics? I use some for my bags, bookcovers and other items to sell. Some I'll use for quilts or wall pieces and some, hopefully, will work as art cloth.
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Tuesday, September 21, 2010

Garden & new work

We've been enjoying gorgeous Spring weather (although we need more rain) so I was prompted to take a couple of garden pics.
Top is looking down towards the vegie garden which is shown below.

A new covered notebook using one of my recent prints. This will be a surprize for someone soon.

Another breakdown print - this one is made with bubble wrap. More to come soon - I've been washing out some batched pieces.

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Thursday, September 16, 2010

Breakdown prints

This week I've been playing with breakdown printing. These are all from the same screen which I used for monoprinting on another large piece of fabric then left all the dye on the screen to dry. The next day I printed from it with clear manutex - the middle pic is the first pull - you can see how the dye in the screen gradually breaks down with each successive print. The dye in the screen wasn't very thick so I thought I'd only get about 3 prints from it but I ended up getting quite a few. I 've done lots of others this week too but they're still batching.

I just love this process - you can get fantastic organic imagery happening and its very spontaneous - no registration or lining up anything. It is a bit messy though.

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Monday, September 13, 2010


Lots of printing happening lately - with dye and paint - these are a couple of paint ones. The one above is my soy wax screen print from the last post. I cut it in 2, overdyed it and added more printing and stencilling.

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Thursday, September 02, 2010

What's new

Screen print with a soy wax stencil

Tin print with mono printing over

Machine embroidered panel: free motion stitched, heat gunned, cut up and re-assembled. Not finished yet.

This started as a sun print, but the sun disappeared too early so I printed over with more of my plastic thingys (made from milk bottle plastic) then some stencilling with paint and gold shiva stick.

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