Tuesday, July 31, 2012

Sun-Printing

Sun-printing seems to be a technique used primarily to create interesting surface design, I am experimenting a little to create a small piece using a sun printed image as the main focus.
My inspiration was this Dogwood blossom

This is the fabric I began with, it is an off white batik with small amounts of very pastel colourings. (That band of colour you see at the bottom is actually the same fabric after the paint was applied)

Wanting more than one blossom, I had to make extra petals to use as resist (more about that process later) you can see that I also scattered on a wee bit of salt for a more interesting effect on the background.

Here is the print left by the sun.

Then, I began to apply colour to the stems, created some leaves, but added only fine lines of thread to the blossom petals.
I'll show how I plan to deal with the centers next time.


19 comments:

Maggi said...

Great results. I lobe the colours that resulted.

Mary Ann said...

Beautiful. How does it work? I remember doing something similar eons ago but I don't recall how it was done. Is there a link that you can suggest?

Debbie said...

This is so beautiful.....absolutely love the effect you got with the paints and petals for resist.

Anita in Florida said...

Beautiful...what did you use to 'paint'? A dye?

Vicki W said...

Oh, that is beautiful!

chris said...

How lovely -

Kim said...

Oh my!

Lovely....really creative as always.

Happy Sewing

Robbie said...

It's beautiful!!! The petals look like a picture or a painted flower!!! Just wonderful!!!

Joan said...

Fantastic Jill!!

Ольга Т. said...

Прекрасно! Очень красивая аппликация.

Monika said...

How cool! I have only tried sunorinting once with limited success, can't wait to hear how you got yours to work so well!!!! and I love what you have done with it, esp the stitched details like veins!!,

Clare Wassermann said...

Very interesting...did you use silk paints? I like the deep green you managed to get. If only we had some sun here I could do some! We've had a terrible summer.

landscapelady said...

love!, love!, love! I did a sun print of a fern a couple weeks ago and have it on my design wall trying to figure out my next step and you have inspired me to add some paint - thank you :-)

Createology said...

This is fantastic. You really have a special channel that your creative muse must tap into. Brilliant work...

sewnut said...

Thanks for showing the results achieved at each step. Your blog has become a great resource.

Nancy said...

Beautiful! The step-by-step photos help to explaine the process.. thanks.

Karen S said...

Wow! Great results! I am really impressed with the contrast you got. How sunny was it?

comicbooklady said...

absolutely gorgeous!!!

comicbooklady said...

absolutely gorgeous!!!

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