Friday, December 3, 2010

Time to Play/ Last Giveaway


     I had exactly one hour before I left to pick the kids up from school. And I had finished my quilt. So, I lined up my supplies: Simply Plaid screen printing paint, sponge brush, fabric, a thermofax screen and a cover cloth for my work surface.








 The first pull-I should have peeked underneath to see what my coverage was like. Sorry about the dark picture. I need to adjust to really dark, cloudy days here in my picture taking. I love this process as it is instant gratification.




     I purchased my thermofax screen from Lynn Krwaczyk in her Etsy store. I have enjoyed her blog for the past few months and thought it was something I would like to try. She has EXCELLENT tutorials (free education!) on Youtube and you can find links, of course, on her blog. Fun and very addictive. It only took about 15  minutes and now must be heat set. When I received my copy of Quilting Arts magazine yesterday, she has a 6 page article on this process. It was an added bonus to my new little surface design playtime.

     Last thank you for reading my blog giveaway:


     One yard of handdyed blue velvet, 2 Simply Plaid screen printing paints, and 4 handdyed embroidery threads.  My question : Do you have a technique that is on your list to try? Leave a comment on this post by next Tuesday and I will have one of my kids randomly choose the winner.( If you win, you might need to check out Lynn's Etsy shop.)

     Be creative, my friends. For me. I need to focus on Christmas shopping today.

6 comments:

  1. I really, really want to try to make Cathedral Windows... one of these days I know that I will!!

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  2. I have wanted to try screen printing. Good for you for going for it. I think it would be fun to have screens made of my own photos and drawings. Lynn does that too, I think.
    Whatcha doing with the trees fabric?

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  3. Mimi- I have always admired Cathedral Windows-go for it!

    Lynne-Yes she does make prints. Ohh...what fun you could have. I am thinking about what to do with it...I have ideas. I just loved that little tree!

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  4. I am glad you got to try out that screen. That is one technique I have always wanted to try along with some mono printing. Thanks for the link to Lynn's shop!

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  5. Hi Colleen, something I plan on trying soon is reverse applique.

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  6. Monoprinting- I remember try gelatin monoprinting-another instant gratification technique.

    Reverse applique-it's on my list. I did it years ago and need to be brave enough to try it on a silk piece.

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