I just finished the Architecture theme fabric for Deborah Boschert. The winner of the fabric collection was chosen on September 15...congrats to Nancy Roberts...I'll be sending the 6" square off to you this week.
Here's how I made the fabric...
Deborah requested blues for her fabric color. I mixed up a couple of blue transparent fabric paints and free-hand painted the background.
To give the piece a bit of texture, I slipped one of my hot glue on cardboard texture blocks under the fabric and did some brayer rubbings using a couple of blue opaque fabric paint colors.
For the architectural motifs, I researched on Pinterest and found some column and arch designs which I enlarged and traced. I then transferred the designs and carved a number of Speedy Carve print blocks. I also created some adhesive fun foam blocks in the shapes of some of the motifs. I had such a great time playing with layering that I ended up creating two pieces for Deborah.
|Here's the second piece I designed for Deborah.|
And here is the 6" square that will be heading Nancy's way.
This theme stymied me for a while...but I'm finally happy with my solution.
Julie, Great piece and love your stamps!ReplyDelete
Thanks Lynda. I was a bit lost with this one for a while...made more stamps than I originally planned...but guess it all worked out okay!Delete
What great tips. I love carving blocks, and also always have fun foam on hand. Cutting the silhouettes for a layered effect is brilliant. And the good old glue gun...ReplyDelete
Hi Roxanne- Glad you're able to gather some tips here. I've loved carving blocks since I was a teen...of course way back then it was that awful Battleship Linoleum! So much easier to carve the Speedy Carve!Delete
I really love this! I miss doing projects every week from your blog.ReplyDelete
Glad you love it Deb! Do you subscribe to my Newsletter? I've been a bit behind but plan to have one out this weekend. I try to do one every month...but missed last month.. Just too much going on with the QATV taping. I always have a surface design project as part of that. And...who knows...I may do another barrage of projects here sometime in the future...Delete
This is a lovely piece, probably my favortite of the entire PFB series. ElizabethReplyDelete
Thanks SO much, Elizabeth! What I so appreciated about being a part of the Bee was that I had to create fabrics for themes I wouldn't have chosen myself. It really stretched me in all sorts of new directions!Delete
I love this fabric, too - the effect of the dot pattern in the background adds a lot...and the architectural stamps you made are amazing!!ReplyDelete
Thanks, Lisa. Initially this was a bit of a challenge...but had fun with it.Delete
I love the square you sent - thanks so much! It was fun to see how you created it.ReplyDelete