|This month's theme is the "Forest Floor".|
This month's Queen Bee was Carol R. Eaton and her theme was the Forest Floor.
I decided that I wanted to work with one of my favorite kitchen resists...confectioners' sugar syrup! I love the rich, velvety marks that this resist makes. I have a great microwave recipe for this resist in my new book, Fabric Printing at Home.
I also decided that I wanted to do two layers of brayer rubbings using the resist and one of my favorite print blocks...a hot glue on cardboard block.
I slipped a hot glue block under the fabric and rolled a layer of the sugar syrup over the fabric to pick up the designs.
After the sugar syrup resist dried, I painted washes of fabric paint over the resist. After heat setting the paint, I washed out the resist and repeated the whole process with a different hot glue block design.
See the first image in this post for the final result.
And here is the six-inch fabric square that you can win.
Here are all the fabrics (so far) that are in the giveaway this month...what a great collection!
Carol will be choosing a giveaway winner on March 15th. You can enter by either leaving a comment on Carol's blog or The Printed Fabric Bee blog under the Forest Floor 6" square giveaway mosaic. Good luck!
Visit other Bee members' blogs and find out how they created their fabrics!
Susan Purney Mark
Very impressive Julie. That's a really interesting background.ReplyDelete
Thanks, Deb. I love how this resist looks...the markings are soft and "velvety". The recipe is in my book...and I hear that you won a copy of it! Congrats!Delete
How striking this is ... I love the colours!ReplyDelete
Thanks, Margaret...I needed to savor some green...it's been a long winter!Delete
Love all the texture, and the leaves, of course!ReplyDelete
Thanks, Carole. Making rubbings with hot glue blocks is one of my favorite techniques!Delete