Friday, January 16, 2009

My Creative Space Thursday

This week sees my kitchen bench as my creative space (thankyou to Kirsty over at Kootoyoo) My very messy kitchen with the washing up still lying around for all to see! (Mr Honi had a fit when I started to do this on the coffee table, and with good reason I guess. I do have a tendency to spill things!!)
This is my first attempt at my fabric printing.
  • I used scrap booking foam I bought from Riot Art for $1 a sheet. It's really easy to cut and then super-glue onto perspex as a stamp. Plus you can scrub and wash it when you're done and re-use it lots of times!! ("Stitch. Rip.Repeat" had the brilliant idea for this!)
  • Then I just used fabric paints (also from riot art) for the stamping. It gave it an interesting texture but I think I need to spread the paint a bit more evenly.
I'm pretty happy with the way it turned out. Although, I read a GREAT screen printing tutorial over at Anna Laura's blog which is well worth the read (Good descriptions of what you need to do, suppliers for stock and great "action" shots) so I might attempt that this weekend!


Anna Laura said...

Hey, thanks for the lovely words about the tutorial, I was worried it would be a big mess and make no sense!

The stamping looks really good, I think it would look great repeated on a calico bags in different shades of blue, perfect for a summer beach bag! I did that class at brown owls and it was lots of fun.

emma lamb said...

hi, i found you from kootoyoo's blog and just wanted to say i really like the distressed or rustic look, i think it works well with the motif you're using :)


Maureen said...

Looks like you have yellow on the foam and blue on the fabric. You ARE clever! ;-)

CameoRoze said...

It's a good 'kick-in-the-brain' to try a new technique. Thanks for sharing your new attempt.

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