Tuesday, March 15, 2016

A "Kitchen Samper" at Artistic Artifacts

Vegetable prints by Gloria W.

It was a rainy weekend outside, but a colorful and productive weekend at Artistic Artifacts!

Painted fabrics drying.
Playing with color.
Day #1 of Fabric Printing at Home: A Kitchen Sampler, focused on painting, printing and stenciling techniques straight out of my book. We played with plastic wrap, aluminum pans, foam plates, freezer paper, cardboard, found objects and textures, and of course, veggies!

Gloria W. designing a stencil.
Gloria W.: Monoprints with plastic wrap.
Marjie C. stenciling flowers on her fabric.
Marjie C.: Plastic wrap monoprints.
Marjie C.: String block and prints.
Michelle S.: Liquid soap resist.
Michelle S.: Plastic wrap monoprints.

There was some enthusiastic playing with paint!

Susan H. really got "into" veggie printing!
Susan H: String prints.
Susan H.: Veggie prints.
Susan H. cutting a freezer paper stencil.
I even had fun... with this demo piece!

Day #2 focused on taking fabrics painted and printed from Day #1 and turning them into a wall piece.

Susan H. put together this mixed-media piece using fabrics from Day #1.
Gloria W. is working on this piece with beautiful, calming colors.
Detail of Gloria's piece.
Michelle stitching on her piece.
Michelle's piece with subtle stitching.
Marjie had fun fusing fabrics together.
Can't wait to see these finished!

Thanks for a great class!


  1. Love the corn! Lovely photos Julie!

    1. Thanks, Mary. Corn printing is always a big hit!

  2. I know I had fun. My hand printed stash has grown.

    1. Happy to hear that you enjoyed the class. You were a hoot to have in class! Good luck finishing your project...so imaginative!

  3. What fun! And what great results!

    1. Thanks, Robbie. It was really an enjoyable way to spend a rainy weekend! On Sunday, I felt like a kid in a candy store. We were surrounded by all the fabric, thread and mixed media treasures available in Artistic Artifacts!

  4. I so like the combination of good fun and timeless work at playing...can't beat surprising results!

    1. Hi Mary Ann- It was good fun! I also learned some new things...

  5. Wow - what a wonderful explosion of color & life...perfect to bring us into long-awaited spring! I can see how it must be incredibly satisfying to consider all of the pieces together...