Wednesday, April 10, 2013

A little fabric, a little paint, a little Rossi

As mentioned in a previous post, I also took a class from Lonni Rossi while at Asilomar at the Empty Spools Seminars.  We dabbled is all sorts of surface design.  Painting, silk screening, stamping, discharging.  The fun part was coming up with, and making, our own tools to print with. 

I started off a bit slowly, some would say hesitantly (is there such a word?).  Anyway before I know it I was having so much fun that I lost track of time.  We all used so much paint that we had to place an emergency order to Dharma Trading.

Here are some of the pieces that I painted.  This is the first one included a wash of paint and some silk screens.  Don't know if you can see it, but I also used an unusually shaped potato masher (those are the circular markings).

This next picture is of the piece of fabric that I had underneath the first one.  It initially only had the blue wash on it.  I added some additional silk screens and also stamps. 

Now with a bit more confidence with the technique, I created the next piece.  A bit lighter on the background blue wash, a larger number of  the silk screen prints and a few prints with the potato masher
Then I changed up on the background colour and borrowed a different silk screen from a fellow student and came up with this piece. Oh yes, I also made good use of the cap from my water bottle.
Next came some discharging.  I didn't know that discharge paste could create such an awful smell but for the result that I got, I'd hold my nose again in heartbeat.  The result was well worth it.  Check these out!
This black cotton discharged with screen prints and a potato masher.
This velvet discharged with a home made wooden square and wooden spool. 
And there you have it!  Lots of fun.  Still deciding how I want to use these.  Till the next time, keep creating.


dutchcomfort said...

Love your printed fabrics, all so unique!

Peg said...

What a cool class! Looks like so much fun, and now you have your own fabric designs.

What Comes Next? said...

so much fun - beautiful pieces - really makes me want to play!

Anonymous said...

Nice to see your fabrics again. I have mine on my work table. I'm thinking about how to use some of them in my next piece. Be sure to share when you use some of yours.

Christina Flowers said...

That looks like a lot of fun! Great way to really make something personal and unique.

JB said...

Great designs and lovely colors. I am jealous!! :)