We've made it to Day #8 of the Fabric Printing at Home Scavenger Hunt. Did you get a chance to see yesterday's Texture Prints by Scavenger Hunt participants? I hope so! I encourage more of you to join in on any of the previous Printing Challenges (Circles, Lines and Textures). I will continue to update all of these through Saturday, May 9. Remember...to be eligible to win that lovely selection of books from Quarry (including my book, Fabric Printing at Home!), you need to participate in at least one of the Printing Challenges. So grab some paint and fabric or paper and join in the fun! The newest Printing Challenge is Rubbings...hope to see some of yours on Thursday!
Today is the fourth Guessing Game and Giveaway Challenge. As promised, here is a short "how-to" on Rubbings.
I usually make what I call "Brayer Rubbings" on fabric. I use a dense foam brayer (Testrite), a glass palette (piece of glass with taped edges) and fabric paint (usually opaque). I also have a padded surface covered with plastic for printing.
Roll the paint-covered brayer over the fabric covering the texture.
Shift the texture to another position under the fabric and continue. Add more paint to the glass palette as needed.
Here are the Rubbings I made...can you guess what I used?
Leave a comment and have a chance to win a set of plastic spreaders. I love using these for spreading paste resists and for screen printing.
Don't forget tomorrow is Reveal Day for your Rubbings!!!