Our Fiber Junkies group loves to create deconstructed screen printed fabrics. A whole pile of them in my stash is a testiment to our love of this technique.
The screens dictate the finished size of the piece (unless one overlaps when printing). Using 1 large and 1 small pine needle sprig, placed over a piece of corrigated cardboard, my screen yielded 8 prints. Usually the first one or two pulls through the prepared screen are not that great, then comes several good ones, and finally as the dye peeters out....the remaining are of less quality. Deconstruced screen printing does NOT acheive clear images....rather, the beauty of this method is the blurred interesting images that result.
It's not unusal for me to have a difficult time working them. For one thing, the images generally have so much energy. Additionally, there are often so few of one design/colorway etc. In this case, with 8 options and a fairly recognizable design, I opted to use 6, splitting each 'block' and assembling again with other fabrics.
The next design hurtle will be figuring out the finishing details. For you FMQ's.....it'd be a no brainer.....but that's not a skill I have or I guess care enough about to do the work (and I know it's work) to acquire it! The finished piece will be posted....sigh....when the work is complete.
Follow these links to see what creative projects others have worked on this week: Whoop, Whoop Fridays, Nina-Marie's Off The Wall Friday, Crazy Mom Quilts, Richard & Tanya Quilts