Sewing on Monoprints Printed on Fabric

Sewing on Monoprints Printed on Fabric

Since I’ve been making gel prints on fabric these past few weeks, I’ve had several questions about the hand of the fabric after the fabric has been printed, and how this affects sewing. For making monoprints on fabric I...
Finishing Pages and Preparing for the Hurricane

Finishing Pages and Preparing for the Hurricane

Today I’m very short on time due to getting things prepared for the imminent arrival of Hurricane Irma this weekend in Florida. However I did manage to complete the last of the pages I need for the journal I’m currently...
Image Transfers on Gel Plate Prints

Image Transfers on Gel Plate Prints

While I was making some gel plate prints yesterday to use as pages for my new journal, I had problems with several of the prints and no matter what I did they just wouldn’t print the way I expected. Like this one. I didn’t...
The Beginning of a New Journal

The Beginning of a New Journal

I really enjoyed making this little journal last week. It went together so quickly, particularly the pages which were so much fun to make using my gel plate. So today I made some more gel plate prints on cardstock to use for the pages....
Monoprinting with Golden Open Acrylics

Monoprinting with Golden Open Acrylics

After picking up some Golden Open Acrylic Paints yesterday while I was out shopping yesterday, I couldn’t wait to try them out. Ordinary acrylic paint dries fairly quickly, but open acrylics are slow drying which means that you can...
Time for an Artist Date

Time for an Artist Date

Ever since I read Julia Cameron’s book The Artist’s Way many years ago, I’ve always been a big fan of the Artist Date. This is a date that you make with yourself to do something fun and interesting, not necessarily...
Gathering and Collecting

Gathering and Collecting

It’s been another busy day with work but I made time to print a few more gel plate prints on fabric in greens and browns. These colors coordinate nicely with the other fabrics I gathered yesterday. I even managed to find a few...
One Thing Leads to Another

One Thing Leads to Another

After making some gel plate prints on fabric yesterday, today I printed a few more fabric strips in contrasting colors. After I had made the prints, I realized that the colors reminded me of a photo I took last weekend, so I printed the...
Gel Plate Prints on Fabric

Gel Plate Prints on Fabric

Today I decided to attack this pile of fabric which I intend to transform over time into gel plate prints. You can see how all this started here. I grabbed several pieces of fabric that were completely uninspiring in color … …...
Art journaling for the time challenged

Art journaling for the time challenged

For the last several years I’ve attempted to keep an art journal without too much success. However this year I decided to try again after discovering The Documented Life Project which is a free online project complete with support...
Monoprinting using a gelatine plate and other disasters

Monoprinting using a gelatine plate and other disasters

I gave my new gelatine plate a try out the other day and made several prints to use as textured backgrounds for some upcoming projects. I used ordinary acrylic paint and discovered that it takes a little practice to water it down to get...

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