Playful Fabric Printing Blog Hop & Giveaway
January 26, 2017
I'm so delighted to be sharing Melanie Testa & Carol Soderlund's new book, Playful Fabric Printing.
Melly and Carol asked some of their creative friends to participate in a "motif challenge." Essentially, we were asked to use techniques from the book to create some printed fabric using designs inspired by a specific motif. The motif we were given was x's & o's with the caveat that we were allowed to do something else if the call of creativity took us there.
My first reaction to the x's & o's was ugh. Boring.
But, I was so wrong!
I began by sitting down with some white paper and two pens: a Permapaque double sided marker and a ballpoint pen. And I just started drawing x's & o's. I was surprised by how many fun patterns you could create with such a simple motif. I took those doodles and turned them into Thermofax Screens.
Despite the name of the book -- Playful Fabric Printing -- I printed on deli paper instead of fabric.
And here's a photo with my finger so you can get a sense of scale. These prints are pretty tiny and delicate:
At the time that I made these Thermofax Screens and Foam Stamps, I had a painting-in-progress hanging in my studio. I decided to help it along with my brand new mark making tools!
As you can see, even if you're not a fabric artist, there are plenty of techniques in the book that you can apply to paper or canvas!
To celebrate the book's release, Carol and Melly are hosting a blog hop and giveaway! At each stop you have a chance to win a copy of Playful Fabric Printing. Here's the schedule:
- January 23: Melly Testa
- Jan 24: Carol Soderlund
- Jan 25: Lisa Chin
- Jan 26: Julie Fei-Fan Balzer (today & me)
- Jan 27: Judy Coates Perez
- Jan 28: Carrie Bloomston AND Chrissie D
- Jan 29: Lynn Krawcyzk
- Jan 30: Leslie Tucker Jenison
- Jan 31: Pokey Bolton
To win a copy of Playful Fabric Printing, leave an answer to the following question in the comments section of this blog (your answer must be posted on the blog itself, not on Facebook and not in an email reply):
Who is your favorite fabric artist? Share a link to their blog/website if you can!
This contest will remain open until Tuesday, January 31, 2017 at 11:59 EST.
Thanks for stopping by!