Luling Fiber Arts – February 2015

Having been a very active member of my local quilt guild since 1997 I knew I would need to find a group to play with in our new location.  There is a very small group that meets once a month at the Luling Art League and members take turns presenting something new.  I like the idea that it is Fiber Arts – that will help get me out of my box!

Kelly is the organizer and she had recently attended the local SAQA meeting and was ready willing and able to share what they learned there.  It was called mono print – we used a bray (a tool for rolling paint smooth)  Glass and plexiglass but a jelly (sp) plate works better Kelly said.

Please note – while we used glass because it was what we had, care should be used if using glass not to press to hard as the glass will break.  We also were using acrylic paint for our demonstration and playing, if you are using on fabric that will be laundered you should use appropriate fabric paints.

Here are the photos from our evening of getting messy.

The blank glass

The blank glass

Some of the items we will use for texture

Some of the items we will use for texture

Kelly gave us lots of ideas for adding texture to the paint, such as a comb for lines, leaves, crumpled paper – the ideas really are limitless.  Just say “what if?” and go for it!

Squirt the paint on the plexi-glass

Squirt the paint on the plexiglas

use the bray to roll the paint smooth

use the bray to roll the paint smooth

Here Kelly pressed paper to the rolled out paint to show us how the transfer works

Here Kelly pressed paper to the rolled out paint to show us how the transfer works

The is the paper after pressing it to the paint

The is the paper after pressing it to the paint

Press this stamp into the rolled out paint - it will remove paint

Press this stamp into the rolled out paint – it will remove paint

Add lines of texture

Add lines of texture – then transfer to paper

Vanese gets in the Valentines spirit

Vanese gets in the Valentines spirit

but once she rolls the pair the red is no longer dominate - she she drew a heart - the is fabric after transfer

but once she rolls the pair the red is no longer dominate – she drew a heart – the is fabric after transfer

Here is another Valentine sample from Vanese - this is the paint on the glass

Here is another Valentine sample from Vanese – this is the paint on the glass

Kelly has some really old paint but she just rolled it out and blobs of paint just added texture

Kelly has some really old paint but she just rolled it out and blobs of paint just added texture

Here is the transfer - how weird is it that all of the red disappeared?

Here is the transfer – how weird is it that all of the red disappeared?

Fun with finger painted designs - these are on paper - the front one is the first impression, then the back one is lighter as there is less paint on the glass.

Fun with finger painted designs – these are on paper – the front one is the first impression, then the back one is lighter as there is less paint on the glass.

Vanese added some finger painting to her rolled out paint and the texture on fabric was really cool!

Vanese added some finger painting to her rolled out paint and the texture on fabric was really cool!

More finger painted designs

More finger painted designs

More finger painted designs

Remember the stamp at the beginning of the post?  This turned out fantastic!

The March meeting of the Luling Fiber arts will be the 2nd Tuesday in March.  I will be demonstrating paper-piecing (guess I didn’t get to far out of the box yet!).  Join our Facebook group!

Stay tuned for more posts – I have a Mariners Compass to share next!

Dee

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I am a wife, mom, grandma and quilter. I also enjoy gardening and dabble in genealogy. And I love Pinterest!
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One Response to Luling Fiber Arts – February 2015

  1. Reblogged this on Free Form Quilts and commented:
    Denise wrote up a great synopsis of my presentation this past Tuesday. Mono printing is really fun and has so many applications in fiber arts like making quilting fabric and making rad fabrics, papers and printed materials for incorporating into art! I’ve printed fabric and paper so far. I want to try flattened tin next. What else could I try?

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