Saturday, September 19, 2015

Block Print - Distort Part Two

 The next stage was to try out the block on fabric, which usually means cutting away more areas which are not as you want them and are showing up more clearly on fabric. There was not too much to cut away but I made a few adjustments.

Printing on fabric.

Machine quilting one of the printed pieces.

Trying out the scrim distorted but not yet coloured.

The scrim painted.

I was concerned that the scrim would obliterate the image too much, I wanted the effect of the grasses blowing across the image. When it was all in place and the edges needle-felted onto white felt I was pleased with the result.

Saturday, September 12, 2015

Block Print Distort Part One

I had the idea to try block printing with the distorted scrim technique. So first of all I had some fun making the block, I used Moo carving medium which is easier to use than the thin material which can be bought. My carving is pretty basic and I have no idea how people manage to get such intricate patterns, I am sure that like everything else it is probably down to practise.

I decided to leave the lines in the background of the block which I felt looked like the grasses in the field, and which I could later echo when I machined the scrim.

 I tried it out on paper first.

Then I took photos and made some ' app prints ' on the ipad.

To be continued......................................................
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