Having been a very active member of my local quilt guild since 1997 I knew I would need to find a group to play with in our new location. There is a very small group that meets once a month at the Luling Art League and members take turns presenting something new. I like the idea that it is Fiber Arts – that will help get me out of my box!
Kelly is the organizer and she had recently attended the local SAQA meeting and was ready willing and able to share what they learned there. It was called mono print – we used a bray (a tool for rolling paint smooth) Glass and plexiglass but a jelly (sp) plate works better Kelly said.
Please note – while we used glass because it was what we had, care should be used if using glass not to press to hard as the glass will break. We also were using acrylic paint for our demonstration and playing, if you are using on fabric that will be laundered you should use appropriate fabric paints.
Here are the photos from our evening of getting messy.
Kelly gave us lots of ideas for adding texture to the paint, such as a comb for lines, leaves, crumpled paper – the ideas really are limitless. Just say “what if?” and go for it!
The March meeting of the Luling Fiber arts will be the 2nd Tuesday in March. I will be demonstrating paper-piecing (guess I didn’t get to far out of the box yet!). Join our Facebook group!
Stay tuned for more posts – I have a Mariners Compass to share next!
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Reblogged this on Free Form Quilts and commented:
Denise wrote up a great synopsis of my presentation this past Tuesday. Mono printing is really fun and has so many applications in fiber arts like making quilting fabric and making rad fabrics, papers and printed materials for incorporating into art! I’ve printed fabric and paper so far. I want to try flattened tin next. What else could I try?