As much as I like this, I may never do another like it. It’s small. Definitely small for all the detailed embroidery on it. It took forever… Read more “How Obsessive Are You?”
I pulled a new trick out of the box recently – a technique I would never have imagined myself – thanks to Maggi Birchenough on the And Then We Set It On Fire Blog. You can find explicit directions over there.
Pellon, or in the UK, Vilene, Emulsion Screens actually begin with a soy wax resist on a piece of medium weight interfacing. That gets painted over with a couple of coats of latex paint. After that’s thoroughly dried you rub the soy wax out with your fingers under hot water. Tape that to the back of a silk screen and you have yourself a positive, reusable screen. More endless possibilities!
Although Maggi warns that you probably want to use this for fairly crisp images, I thought I’d try out one screen that has a blurred line look and it turns out I like this for some applications. If I wanted a crisper print of the leafy image, I could go back in and paint out all but the leaf itself.
Linking up with Nina Marie!
I’ve begun to take some of the pieces that I printed this summer and transform them into wholecloth quilts. This one I’m calling “Solar” and stitched it both by machine and by hand. It’s about 14″ X 21″ inches. I’m pretty happy with how it turned out. This was sun printed using Jacquard Solar Fast Ink.
Linking up with Nina Marie’s Off The Wall Friday post.