Sunday, May 26, 2013

The inspiration of todays work in the studio, after about an hour of looking through all my flower files!
The enlarged photo abstraction, carved block in upper right corner and black line print from block. This print is on paper. Block is  8" x 8" as is the photo. Photo is an ink jet print on cloth in hopes of putting all of this together eventually in a wall hanging.
Close up of line print. I really like how this came out. Would like to even simplify this to just the inner part. (Another day!)

Block and print on paper.

Two color prints on paper. One side of block is large areas of color, other side is just the lines. Magenta and tie dye backgrounds with black lines are both cloth. I was printing on everything I could lay my hands on! So much fun!

Two color print on paper. This one could be framed! That's enough for one day! I sure do love printmaking!

Saturday, May 25, 2013

Carving up some pretty roses!

Roses printed on some funky fabric.

One rose printed on a denim/tencel top. Going to add some vintage crochet to bottom edge and maybe neckline!

Old iris stamps pulled out and printed. Some previously printed fabrics torn into strips and sewed back together to use as edging,

Close up of stamps in 3 layers. 1st layer - dark violet, is a foam stamp print;  2nd layer - carved block printed with medium violet and yellow; 3rd layer carved stamp with very pale lavender.

How it might all go together!

Thursday, May 23, 2013

Lately I have been stitching away at a piece I constructed over the winter. Trying to finish up all the hand quilting. In the meantime have been getting side tracked doing up funky t-shirts from the "Swap Shop" at the local dump! Always something.......
Will take another printmaking class at PSU this summer. Working on what should be my focus this year. Maybe how to work SMALLER! My pieces seem to grow and grow! Also want to get back to using flower abstraction photos and more block prints.
Tan T-shirt with light brown line print. I added center piece and large yellow stamp and brown stamp! Worn today with a brown skirt, looked great!


 Did this dress a few years ago and didn't like how it fit so never finished. Well, added some darts on the bodice to give it a nicer shape, hemmed and then wore it to school this past week! Originally a long, white, sleeveless linen dress. Shortened, then drew all the white lines that you see with Elmers Blue gel glue. Then painted inside all the white lines that acted like a resist. Then ironed to heat set and then washed out all the glue! Front and back are totally painted!

 Beginnings of another t-shirt. Cut a v neckline, printed layers of 2 different stamps, now working on trim for neckline, sleeve edges and bottom hemline. Those areas will be done with the printed red cloth shown below.
Close-up. Can see line pattern on shirt.

Hand printed red batik cloth for edging.

Tuesday, May 14, 2013

Fun fabrics made with soy wax resist and different implements to put wax on fabric. A fun technique!

Recycled linen wrap skirt. Dyed, printed with hand-carved paisley stamps, then shortened and hemmed!
Close up.

Paisley shirt, same stamps. Carved 8 of them, all used on the skirt!