We've made it to double digits! Welcome to Day #10 of the Fabric Printing at Home Blog Tour!
Today it's off to Deborah Boschert's blog. Deborah is a fellow member of The Printed Fabric Bee. I always enjoy seeing her approach to each month's fabric...she is also fond of using simple materials to create beautiful fabric designs.
Deborah Boschert is a fiber artist living in the Dallas area. She loves to incorporate words, sheer layers, hand embroidery, surface design and found objects in her art quilts. Her work is published in many books and magazines and in many international quilt exhibits. Deborah has lived in twelve states and takes inspiration from the variety of places she’s lived and people she’s known. She is always seeking creative spirit, new ideas and a great cuppa coffee. Read about her life and art on her blog DeborahsJournal.blogspot.com and check out her art quilts at www.deborahsstudio.com
Stop by Deborah's blog today and leave a comment for a chance to win a copy of Fabric Printing at Home.
TIP: Make a Record of Your Printing Explorations
Here are some quick tips I used when exploring the materials in Chapter 2: Kitchen Textures and Found Object Printing in Fabric Printing at Home.
- There were so many choices and layering possibilities using flat kitchen textures (such as shelf liner, textured placemats, gripper pads and netted bags), that I found the best way to keep track was to make a series of samplers testing them out. On each sampler, I wrote notes with a permanent marker to remind me which texture I used and the order in which I layered them.
- I also "took an inventory" of all the found objects I printed (e.g. bottle caps, batteries, pencil erasers, kitchen utensils). I took a close look at each object and asked myself, "Can I print with the top, bottom or sides of it? Can I roll it across the fabric? Is one part of the object more visually interesting than another?"
Today's giveaway is (2) Pigma Micron Archival Marking Pens. These pens are great for making notes on your inventory samplers or adding a finishing touch to a fabric design. Leave a comment for a chance to win. I will choose a winner at 11:00 PM Eastern USA time. Check tomorrow's post to see if you are the winner. Your comment also enters you in the final drawing on February 15 for a free copy of Fabric Printing at Home: Quick and Easy Fabric Design Using Fresh Produce and Found Objects.
And now for the winner of yesterday's giveaway (disappearing ink marking pen)...congratulations to Mary Ann of Blue Sky Dreaming ! Please email me with your contact information (firstname.lastname@example.org) so I can send off your prize.
Tomorrow the tour stops at Lynda Heines. Lynda is an accomplished writer and fabric designer, I look forward to introducing you to her tomorrow.
Be sure to visit all the stops on the Tour:
February 2: Lisa Chin
February 3: Lynn Krawczyk
February 4: Jane Davila
February 6: Judy Gula
February 7: Susan Purney Mark
February 8: Teri Lucas
February 9: Jennifer Coyne Qudeen
February 10: Deborah Boschert
February 11: Lynda Heines
February 12: Cheryl Sleboda
February 13: Terri Stegmiller
February 14: Jackie Lams