Sunday, October 4, 2015

The Printed Fabric Bee Caribbean (Ocean) Giveaway


It's time, once again, for a Printed Fabric Bee Giveaway. This is the last giveaway of the year. The group is "re-grouping" and will have an exciting new series of online "how-tos" and giveaways starting in January 2016. We'll be spending more time posting on the official The Printed Fabric Bee blog. I'm really looking forward to it!

In the meantime...this month's Queen Bee is Judy Gula. Judy requested a 12" x 12" fabric with the theme Caribbean Ocean...colors were up to us. Well...you can probably see that the "ocean" part of the theme seemed to slip my mind...only the "Caribbean" part seemed to register. Fortunately, Judy is a good sport and seemed just fine with my tropical addition to her collection.

Here's how I made the fabric...

I tore strips of freezer paper and ironed them to my fabric. Then I painted between the strips, alternating colors and let the fabric dry before removing the freezer paper.


I cut a slice from a large turnip and used a cookie cutter to cut a shaped piece. I carved a design in the turnip slice with my linoleum cutters. I also cut a large carrot and carved that for the smaller motifs. You can see the final fabric at the top of this post. If you want to see some more inspiring ideas about how to print with fruit and veggies...I have an entire chapter about it in my book, Fabric Printing at Home!


Here is my 6" giveaway fabric.


And here are the giveaway fabrics for this collection so far.


To be eligible to win, leave a comment on The Printed Fabric Bee blog or on Judy Gula's blog. Judy will be announcing a winner on October 15. Good luck!!

See how the rest of the Bee members created their pieces...

9 comments:

  1. I love the carrot idea, hoping to try using my linoleum cutting tools for experimentation!! Could also work with paper, but the fabric idea ROCKS!

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  2. I have one last carrot before I go to the produce stand...perfect!

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    1. Ooooo...have fun! Let me know what happens!

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  3. Loving the colour here, and what fun techniques. Transferring to mixed media! :D

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    1. Thanks! It was really fun to make this fabric. Hope you try out some veggie printing! Be sure to leave a comment on The Printed Fabric Bee blog so that you're eligible to win the whole collection.

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  4. What joyful colors - I love how vibrant this fabric is, Julie!

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    1. Thanks, Lisa! This was a real fun one to make. I love making the veggie stamps..very playful.

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  5. I received your square from the blog hop- many thanks! I love the imagery and seeing how you made it.

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