Thursday, June 4, 2015

The Printed Fabric Bee: Marks with Found Objects Fabric Giveaway

It's time, once again, for another Printed Fabric Bee Challenge and Giveaway! This month the Queen Bee was Leslie Tucker Jenison. Leslie requested that we print fabric "making marks with found objects". She wanted neutrals with a "pop" of color...though I think I ended up doing color with a "pop" of neutrals! This fabric design was inspired by one of the fabrics I made for the Fabric Printing at Home Scavenger Hunt.

Here's how I made my fabric...

The first layer was printed with a block made by gluing lentils to a piece of cardboard.

For the second layer, I decided to use a plastic takeout coffee top.

For the third and forth layers, I used two of my very favorite "found" objects...a milk bottle top and a "C" battery!

I thought I was finished, but then realized that the fabric needed something more. So I printed with the edge of a business card and then a piece of corrugated cardboard. I really like how that came out and plan to use that idea again. Sorry, I forgot to take photos of this step!

Here is Leslie's final fabric.

And here is the 6" square you can win by leaving a comment on either The Printed Fabric Bee blog or  The Printed Fabric Bee Facebook page under the photo of the collection.

Leslie will announce a winner on June 15. Good luck!!

Be sure to visit the blogs of the other Bee members to see how they made their fabrics:

Carol R. Eaton
Jackie Lams
Lynda Heines
Gerrie Congdon
Susan Purney Mark
Deborah Boschert
Jane Davila
Lisa Chin
Lynn Krawczyk
Leslie Jenison
Judy Gula 


  1. I am always amazed by the way you utilize kitchen items for a cool design! I'll have to look for inspiration in your book!

    1. Hi Carol - I continue to be surprised by what can be done with objects and materials so readily available to us! It keeps me going....

  2. it came out great. and the C battery mark! i love it.

    1. Thanks, Autumn! Be sure to comment on either the Bee fb page or blog for a chance to win.

  3. Great fabric results! I have too many lentils (can one have too many?) and will try this gluing down lentils on cardboard...great idea!

    1. Great for all those wonderful kitchen textures...rice, beans, pasta... Have fun, Mary Ann!