Friday, April 16, 2010
April Teaser --Jdemilo
What the hey? (I can hear you saying it or at least thinking it) What does THAT have to do with the April challenge photo? Good thing I am here to tell you.
I have been taking a lino carving/fabric printing class online. Above you see (mid process) a print of a lino carving I did of fish. I then overdyed (a bit too much in this example) to give more depth to the picture. I have started the discharge process and will probably discharge and dye a couple more times and maybe print one or two more times before I will be satisfied with this step. The next step will be to embellish, quilt in ways that will emphasize the texture and forms, then embellish some more. I have some wonderful threads, yarns, ribbon, and lace that will make wonderful seaweed for my fish to swim in. Then I will bind the quilt using one of the12 cool techniques in the free download I got yesterday. Click here for your free download.
For my April Challenge I will be combining all the same techniques. First lino carving and printing, then the dyeing/discharging, quilting in ways that will accent the textures and shapes, embellishment, bind, and Presto! (I hope) out will pop my version of the April challenge photo.
I hope you are now eager to see my finished product.