Tuesday, May 5, 2015

Day #7: Fabric Printing at Home Scavenger Hunt Update #3

Today is Day #7 of the Fabric Printing at Home Scavenger Hunt. It's time to reveal your Texture Prints!

But first, let me reveal how I made the Texture Prints from yesterday's post:

1. Broccoli
2. Thumbtacks stuck in corrugated cardboard
3. Bubblewrap
4. Lentils glued to cardboard
5. Strips of corrugated cardboard rolled and glued to cardboard
6. Rolled paper cut into cross-sections and glued to cardboard
7. Household sponge

How many did you guess correctly?

The winner of yesterday's giveaway is Karla Koerber...congrats! You just won two Detailer Writers that you can use for drawing/writing with paint or resists. Please send me your mailing information (threadborn@gmail.com) so I can send them off to you.

Now that you've seen some of my ideas for texture, I hope that you'll join in the fun and try your hand at printing some kitchen textures! Just print your textures on fabric or paper, take a photo and post to your blog or Facebook page. Leave a comment on this blog post with a link to your post. I'll continue to update this post throughout today so that we enjoy sharing our prints. If you don't have a blog or Facebook page, send me an email with your printed texture photo(s) and I'll post them here for you.

REMEMBER that taking part in any one of the Printing Challenges makes you eligible to win the Grand Prize of four great books from Quarry (including Fabric Printing at Home)! You can also continue to contribute to any of the previous Printing Challenges (Circle Prints and Line Prints).

If you'd like a few printing pointers, you can visit the most recent issue of Julie B Booth Surface Design News.

Texture Prints Challenge
Thanks for participating in this third of five printing challenges! (I'll be updating the links as they come in.)

Karla Koerber has a wonderful album of kitchen textures...looks like she had great fun with this printing challenge!

Deb B. has a great step-by-step using her texture blocks...some really lively results!

Sue and Elizabeth of PGFiber2Art printed their selection of textures on dyed Color Catchers. A new product for me to explore!!

Now for the next Challenge:
Challenge #4: Find items in your kitchen to create Rubbings on fabric or paper.
Please post your Rubbings on Thursday, May 7th. Leave a comment on my blog post on that day with a link to your prints.

HINT: The easiest description of a Rubbing is to slip a flat texture, texture block or objects under your fabric and then roll a layer of paint over the top to pick up the designs/textures from below. You can also use paint or dye sticks, crayons or pencils to do rubbings. I'll have a short tutorial tomorrow on Rubbings.

I often like to use a Rubbing as a first layer on my printed fabrics. Rubbings can also be great fun to do with resists...

Brayer rubbing using confectioners' sugar resist.

Here is a fabric I made by slipping a cardboard block with hot glue designs under the fabric and rolling over it with confectioners' sugar resist. You can find out more about Rubbings and Resists in Chapter 6: Irresistible: Fabric Resists Using Kitchen Ingredients in my book, Fabric Printing at Home.

Don't forget tomorrow is the next Guessing Game and Giveaway Challenge...don't miss your chance to win a prize! All you have to do tomorrow is leave a comment!!


  1. Hallo Juli, that was a great fun today. Here The Link to my folder with a lot of Pictures from today......



    1. Oh Karla...such beautiful texture prints! Thank you so much for participating! I continue to look forward to your work.

  2. Julie ~ here is my texture prints from today! Loved experimenting!


    1. Great results, Deb! Great idea to use the adhesive craft foam that way.

  3. I picked a terrible time to tear apart my kitchen...can't find even a spoon but it will be repainted and fresh in a few days. Meanwhile I'm enjoying all these wonderful posts...love all the prints!

    1. Glad that you're enjoying the prints! Sorry that you haven't been able to participate.

  4. We pulled together a few texture prints at PGFIber2Art. Getting the right amount of paint on the brayer was a little tricky! http://pgfiber2art.blogspot.com/2015/05/texture-prints.html

    1. Hi- Just back fr teaching all day and night...so will post an update with your link tomorrow (Thurs). Thanks so much for continuing to post photos!