Thursday, October 20, 2011
Basically what you do is to double the normal amount of unflavored gelatin to water, chill in a small baking pan, and roll acrylic paints over it with a brayer. Lay your subject matter on top, and put plain fabric over it. The leaves (or whatever you use) becomes a resist.
I hadn't done gelatin printing before, so I used Rayna Gilman's formula from her book, "Create Your Own Hand-Printed Cloth". She explains it very clearly, and I read it through a few times to make sure. I'll let things dry thoroughly, heat-set, then overlay some more images on top. Why? Because I can never leave things well enough alone!!! This is just too much fun . . .
Thursday, October 13, 2011
Bob and I rolled in nice and early on a bright sunny morning at Creative Crafts Group publishers in Golden, CO. We were impressed by the big complex, and the beautiful quilts in the lobby. After about an hour of being very professionally posed and photographed, (my hands doing a 12 step demo of my Tulip paint printing process) we were done! Thank you, Dana Jones (editor) for the opportunity, and I can't wait to see the Feb/March issue. Quilters Newsletter is always a bright, colorful shot of happiness in my mailbox. . .