I made quite a few of these prints last weekend, when I received my order of Thermofax Screens, purchased from Margaret Applin's shop: Free 2 Design on Etsy.This is the screen (below) I used to make the print above:
The black area is where the paint comes through. And I deliberately didn't make the paint solid throughout the whole print, so it skipped, and I liked that result ~ ALOT! Sure had a great time playing with paint, and spreading it unevenly! Yes... unevenly and rather 'worn' like, which the screen also produces... which I Love, Love, LOVE!
And the picture below (and above) is from a print I first made, experimenting with my Gelli printing plate, and Decolourant, with a stamp. The picture shows the additional paint, used as an overlay using the screen. I love how the texture of the 'white out' (for lack of a better term right at the moment), plays against the screen print.
And who doesn't love tulips? I can imagine some quilting on this print, with white thread. Perhaps a trapunto of 'shadow tulips' in the background? How Exciting to think about the possibilities!!
This is the screen... I could print 'a whole bunch' of this design! My lines at the top got a little wobbly when the screen moved on me, but this is a matter of practice. I used a black, foam brush for my screening, but I would also like to try a credit card or something more firm to press the paint through the screen.
And this is where the progress on this piece stands for the moment, auditioning some of the other prints for it...
I LOVE this scrolly-swirls screen. I layered a bunch of them in rows, too, on a fat quarter-sized piece of fabric.
Which turned out like this:
One of my favorite doodles, to draw, and to free motion quilt are swirls. And now, I have a cool graphic print which I can use as a background, border, or cut up into pieced blocks, bindings, and fused pieces of specific shapes, over-layering... and more!