It’s official.  I love chine-colle.  So far it is my favorite method of printing.  Just finished the last class of a series with Whitney Broadaway and this was my final print for the class.

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All of this is done with several papers and black ink.  I would like to explore how this method might be used with fabrics instead of papers. I thought I might be the first person to think of applying this to fabric, but silly me, a quick moment of googling shows that at least a few others have thought of this too!

 

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In the print class I am taking we carved a block in three phases, printing a different color ink after each carving.  The final print is on the left. I ran into a little trouble getting the black ink to print over the yellow and orange.  After experimenting with printing the block on white paper with black ink which it did easily, I conclude that something about the texture of the yellow and orange ink is preventing the black ink from adhering. Next in class we are going to try Chine-collee. Hmm, I only have a day to come up with my design idea.

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Friday, I finally got around to watching the Jane Dunnewold DVD, “Design and Print Your Own Fabric.”  I was inspired how she just scanned paper, dyed fabric, and images on transparencies etc. to create her designs to print on fabric.  So taking only about 5 minutes I scanning  a mono print layered with one of my photos on a transparency.  This is what I came up with. But oh forgive how the color scheme above clashes with the one below!

 

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Then spending another 5 minutes on Pic Monkey I came up with the following variation. (Pic Monkey is my new friend.)

 

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Which version do you like best?

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Our guild is making a quilt to auction to benefit the Orlando Museum of Art at the annual Festival of the Trees.  My blocks are finished and ready to turn in to be pieced together.  The blocks will form the shape of a Christmas tree.  I used light fabrics around some of the block edges to help the tree shape better ease into the background fabric. Can’t wait to see how the finished quilt turns out.

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Wow.  Finished just before the deadline.  For the Michael Miller Challenge through the Modern Quilt Guild.  I took these challenge fabrics…IMG_9578mm

and within the challenge rules added some solids…

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and some other Michael Miller prints for the backing and binding and

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Voila!  Here is my finished challenge quilt, finished in the nick of time.

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The Surface Design Association is exhibiting a few textile art projects by Florida members at the Main Library of the Orange County Library System, and I am very excited to have some of my pieces included.  They are all on the first floor of the library and will remain through the end of August.  Here is a taste of what is on display. I hope it will inspire you to visit. And if you are too far away, I hope it will inspire you to create something.

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