Tuesday, November 26, 2019

Gelli Plate Prints on Fabric

I'm still having fun using art techniques with leaves
Here's a few gelli prints featuring leaves from my collection and one feather.

I really like the texture on some of these.
I plan on enhancing them with some paint and marker work.

As you can see, I first printed some different backgrounds on the cotton
 and then used the leaf as a mask as well.

This last one was a feather I found on our property. 
I love how the textures, which were printed first, came through the feather.

Friday, November 15, 2019

Sun Printing Fabrics

 All the beautiful fall leaves are inspiring me to do more sun printing.
Here's the fabric with 'stuff' on it, drying in the sun.

And voila, the finished fabric below.

The one below was done on fabric with German cursive writing. The first photo
shows it drying in the sun and below it is the finished piece.

The one below was scrunched up and then I applied paint 
to the top ridges and put out in the sun.

Below is the resulting fabric.

More fun with fern-like leaves below.

Another scrunched up one below.

Saturday, November 2, 2019

New Monet-Like Ice-Dyed Fabrics

The other day I created a couple more fabrics for my blue,-green-yellow stash. I have a lot of strips cut and am wanting to create an improv style quilt, but wanted some focal point blocks here and there. I love how these turned out. They remind me of Monet's water lily paintings. Who knows? These might take me off in a completely different direction.

Monet's Water Lilies, 1922