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.

8 comments:

  1. You have piqued my curiosity! I have really enjoyed your posts about the linocutting- one of these days I am going to have to try it

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  2. Well there are fish in that river, right?

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  3. I too have been watching your lino cut posts with interest. Looking forward to seeing how they work in this one!

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  4. Hey, fish gotta swim, no? Thanks for the link. Good stuff there.

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  5. Looks like you're having fun and I'm looking forward to the reveal.

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