Printing greens

Green is a not a colour I use a lot but after a couple of printing sessions, I seem to be accumulating a collection – maybe a future quilt. The above fabrics are mainly thermofax printed with Permaset and some discharge (deColourant).

book covers and more

I finished these yesterday, they are for the Craft fair at Mia Flora Garden Centre and café, Brookton Highway, Roleystone on Sunday 27th October. I tried my new stencil in my sketchbook and on fabric – quite pleased with it. Below: a new thermofax screen made from a photo of fallen leaves from our perssimon tree. The […]

sketchbook pages, monoprinting

When I have some leftover paint, I like to add some colour and pattern to my sketchbook. The last 2 pics above are a monoprinting technique featured on Design Matters TV as 1 of their free tasters. I was familiar with the technique but had forgotten about it. They give a very good demo and […]

Thermofax screen printing workshop

Last Saturday I went down to Bunbury to tutor a workshop for the Stirling Street Art Centre. We only had 6 participants but they produced lots of good prints and I think they enjoyed themselves.  drying prints We also did discharge printing, still using the thermofax screens but with decolourant instead of paint. Below: Julie […]

Still here!

I finally finished my Mysterium piece, right on the deadline after many long days and nights sewing.I can’t show it yet and the exhibition is not until October. The work had to be in early so a catalogue with photos etc. could be prepared. I’m now working on my DW blue challenge piece – also […]

Fugitive media & more

This is a chalky pastel drawing on fabric made permanent by a layer of clear printing ink over the top which is the heat set when dry. Below: sample pieces of the same process. The flower was thermofax printed then coloured with the pastels. 2 new thermofax screen designs, printed in my sketchbook below. Below […]

New thermofax prints

This design was done with a chisel point marker pen which I found worked well to make a thermofax screen. I like the design – can see it will be useful. I think I’ll make another one at a different scale to use with it. The artwork for the flower screen below was drawn with […]

Happy New Year

Its been so hot since Christmas – we had more than a week of temperatures over 38C (100F) but finally had a couple of cooler days so I was able to work in my studio. Yesterday I was painting  and printing with thickened Procion dyes. Those pieces are still batching but these pics are from the […]

Catching up

Yesterday was the second part of my Breakdown printing workshop. Above: 1 of the screens I prepared – haven’t printed it off yet. You can see some of the things I used for texture sticking out from under the screen. Below: 2 more screens. I’ve since added more to the left one. Above & below: prints […]

Printing and more Darwin pics

I’m doing a 2nd article, this time on thermofax printing, for the Online Quilt Magazine. It required some photos, – above is a result of today’s thermofax printing session.Below: I made a little print block from a strip of corrugated cardboard and test printed on a rollered background. The block is at the bottom of the pic. […]