Thursday, October 13, 2016

Mono printing

After being out of town yesterday, I was anxious to get back to work on the planning and experimenting stage of a new piece.

Feathers and nests. I made a couple of foam stamps on which I used pink paint simply because I had it out for something else.

Sometime ago in August, I tried out another mono printing technique- iron freezer paper with drawing to white fabric, lay it gently atop fabric printing ink brayered onto glass, draw over sketched lines, being careful to keep hand and arm raised so as not to smudge.

What you see above is the freezer paper with drawing ironed to fabric.

Below is the print that results after going over lines carefully. The bottom one was darker because I reapplied ink unevenly. Must remember!

Also, do you search all over your house for something you just had? I know I used a black container of fabric printing ink. Do you think I could find it? No, had to use something else. That's item number two I'm searching for now. Cleaned a couple closets searching this morning, lol.

Last time I used a medium point ball point pen and found the lines too thick. Thought I'd be smart and use a fine point ball stelleto. Perfect lines but you can't always tell where you've done.

Hence, I missed outlining the third egg.

Next, I will use a pen with a finer nib so I'll see where I've traced.

 

3 comments:

Summer said...

So pretty! Happy Friday ♥

Mystic Quilter said...

Hunting through the house for lost items - tell me about it! Spent two hours last week hunting for a new book, I had left it on top of my sewing machine and then put the machine cover over!! Your foam feather stamps give a lovely result.

Jo Ferguson said...

My house has become a refuge for lost items....that I can never find. Thanks for sharing your play, it truly inspires.