Monday, September 22, 2014

Sun printing with Setacolors

The weather forecast was for some sunshine between 10am and 2pm. I got things ready shortly after 10 and had a go at it with Setacolor fabric paints. Some were opaque, while others were transparent.  They all ended up mooshed together in the end. My colors aren't showing up very nicely, as they are a beautiful array of blues, silvers, and one has copper. I think I need to wait for daytime lighting for my best colors to show. 
This first picture is where I used whifle balls and tried to put color where I wanted it. 
I like this one, it reminds me of sunflowers, so I will move forward from there. 
These next ones had bulldog clips, or rubber bands dropped on them. 

This one had a rubber door mat put on top. 

These next two pictures are of my favorites of the day. I used some 12" square stencils that I purchased while I was at The Quilt Expo in Madison, WI  at the beginning of September. 

The one above is just the previous one with the excess fabric folded back. 
I used a black on white print fabric that I have done several different techniques on since the beginning of 2014. I had ordered a full bolt thru My Favorite Quilt Shop in Green Bay, WI. It came in with a more open weave than we had anticipated, so instead of using it for the original purpose, I have been experimenting with it. 

Well, that's it for today's creating adventure. 
What have you been up to?

Remember to enjoy the journey. 
Let's Create Today. 

Friday, September 19, 2014

Lola Jenkins Workshop: Totally fun!

While I was in Green Bay, WI at the beginning of the month I took a workshop with Miss Bubbles.  Lola Jenkins is one of the most interesting and fun people I've met. This is the fabric portrait piece that I worked on. I will tell you more about my trip in future posts, but for now, I just wanted to get this picture posted for you to see. 

Awesome teacher indeed!