Sunday, April 4, 2010

Bring on the Sun!!!

We have been experiencing some fantastic weather the last few days. I just had to take advantage of the beautiful sunshine and do a little sun printing.

Lightly dampened fabric was painted with diluted transparent Setacolours, then, I just tossed on several different objects to see what effects I might like. I used jewelry bits, rice, bag tags, toothpicks, ivy and fern leaves, bobbins, safety pins and even elbow macaroni that was all left in the sun.
Here are some of the results.

I took one piece of fabric..........scrunched it up, poured the leftover paints onto it and left it to dry giving me this interesting piece.

Then of course there is what always ends up being my favourite piece, the "clean up" cloth. I use a damp piece of cotton to mop up all of the excess wet and dry paint on my work surface and this is how it turned out.



I liked the safety pins so much I did another piece the next day.
I definitely have plans for this piece

9 comments:

Zlaty said...

Beautiful fabrics you made! Enjoy the weather and the fabrics! :))

Diane J. Evans said...

Talk about thinking outside the box! Love these fabrics.

Diane

sallyannequilter said...

Neat effect!

Quilt Hollow said...

Your fabric makings are wonderful! Love that safety pin bit!

Jackie said...

Oh, I just love the safety pins! What a fantastic idea.

Kaye Turner said...

What wonderful fabrics - and lucky, lucky you with the glorious weather! We've had rain every day... The safety pins fabric is particularly effective; I like everything else that you have created there too.

Karen S said...

I love that green and orange piece -- the safety pins were inspired! Did you mix colors or use them out of the bottle? Which ones?

My favorite is the one just above the cleanup "rag."

sewnut said...

I like the results of your sun prints. I have some seta dyes for just such a project but have been unable to commit to the testing - the safety pins are a winner!

sewnut said...

I like the results of your sun prints. I have some seta dyes for just such a project but have been unable to commit to the testing - the safety pins are a winner!

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