At a previous FJ meeting, we stenciled, painted, drew, and otherwise created designs on paper using disperse paints and crayons. My example above was made using two colors of paint and a stencil. The lower section is what it looked like after transferring the design to synthetic felt.This month we all brought our completed papers and a variety of fabrics and using a HOT iron, transferred the designs onto our chosen fabrics. This technique works best on synthetics, at least 50%, though one must take care working with temperature sensitive fabrics such as nylon)
Kate gave me some white synthetic felt. It's not a product I normally use given that it's too thin and distorts easily. However, it held up well to this technique and I've already incorporated this piece into a folded felted basket that was recently featured in a post.
Both Denny and Val are so adept at layering designs. That inspired this piece that I created by first transferring the orange design, followed by the blue- green paper.
......And another layered design, using 3 different papers which were transferred onto Peach Skin poly.
This is Val's, also on Peach Skin poly.
Here are the three paper designs Val used.Denny likes to use masks, particularly human figures, which she incorporates with the layering of a number of other designs.
Another example of Denny's work.
Kate created this complex piece using multiple designs.
It's going to be interesting to see how FJ members utilize the pieces we completed at this meeting. It was A LOT of fun and all of us are anxious to explore this method again.
I'm linking to the following blogs...take some time to check out what other artists have been up to this week and give them some kudos. Nina-Marie's Off The Wall Friday, Sarah's Whoop whoop Friday, and Crazy Mom Quilts.