We had a couple of days of sunny weather last week. It is the middle of winter and it wasn't warm but I thought I would grab the chance to do some sun-printing to prepare for an upcoming project I have in mind.
Here are some leaves sitting on some fabric waiting for some magic to happen.
|Sun Printing with leaves|
I want the fabric for a nature inspired quilt so I didn't want the fabrics to be too bright.
Here is the result of that fabric.
|Sun printing result|
After I had removed the leaves, I painted over with some yellow paint and then I added some olive green paint to make it more nature inspired rather than bright.
|Sun printing with folds|
I wanted to use up all my left over paint, so I put a stencil on some fabrics.
|Sun printing with stencil|
That was a very clear print, I think I'll be able to use them as applique in my project.
Some of my sun prints didn't have enough texture on them so I decided to add some flour resist. I hadn't done any flour resist since last year but luckily I could look up my old blog post to remember how I did it.
Here is my post on Flour Resist from last year.
I cracked the first one a bit too much and so the lines got a bit thick.
|Sun printing and flour resist|
I actually just gently tapped the stiffened flour on the back next to get a finer result.
Next I put some flour resist on plain white fabric, thinking I could paint it later in whatever colour I wanted. I was very gentle with the cracking this time and the lines were very fine.
|Very fine flour resist|
I think I will be able to use these fabrics in my upcoming quilt, I hope so anyway. I am trying something new this time, inspired by my recent collage work. I want to transfer what I have learned on paper to fabric.
Bye for now,