Laura and I had a fun day yesterday. The weather was absolutely perfect for sun printing. I cannot believe the beautiful weather that we have had this August. It's not the usual hot and muggy. We even had the windows open all day yesterday. It was a great day to teach Laura about sun printing. If you are interested in learning how to sun print on fabric I have a tutorial here.
Remember last week when I had problems with the black lace bleeding onto my fabrics. I solved that by bleaching all of them. The yellow and green color you see here is from the paint that I used last time. All of the black is gone!
My goal for the day was to print some lace doilies that I found after the last printing session. I will use these witht he other fabrics in a set of placemats.
Laura started with a lace piece. It's a little hard to see the lace in the photo but it did print very well. What I particularly like about this is the strip effect she got from using Hot Pink and Fuchsia DyeNaFlow paints together.
I like doing craft things with other people because I learn new ways to look at color and composition. I got several good ideas today from watching Laura.
She mostly worked on postcards using leaves, stencils, buttons, lace and some cut out shapes.
I really like the foliage windows and the stencils on these pieces. She's going to have fun making postcards out of these.
After I did my lace pieces I switched over to leaf printing. I wrote a tutorial about this last year.
This is the same weed plant from last year. I've let it grow because I wanted to print these leaves but this is a bit out of hand. It's about 12 feet tall now! After today Chris can cut it down.
I printed 8 fat quarters because I had 2 yards of this gradient. I purposely didn't print these as dark because I primarily wanted veins. These will get cut up and become placemats too....probably someday.
Here are a couple of close ups.
Look how big these leaves are!
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