Archive for April, 2010

Mono Printing on Paper

April 22, 2010

Mono prints from the left over paint

Finally got to do a bit of fabric painting! The paint left on the plastic however gave me other ideas and so I did I spot of mono printing and like the result. The great thing about doing this is that there was less paint to clean up for the next fabric sheet. A hard brayer roller made all the difference in getting the paint easily onto the watercolour paper. I use watercolour paper as its thicker and can stand stitching by machine.

April Update

April 19, 2010

Just spent the last weekend at Warwick at the Glenrose B&B patchwork retreat. Fantastic facility, beautiful surrounds and great shopping! Amongst the stitching I got up to are these little purses which are really quick to whip up in lots of different fabric.

A quartet of purses

Thinking of giving one each to the mothers (yes Mother’s day is not far!) while my daughter picked the pink flower one for herself.

Also been playing with a bit of machine embroidery for my next swapbook page. Here it is…

Love is patient...love is kind...

Would like to get back to doing more machine embroidery. This one was done on dissolvable fabric and then attached to a painted paper background. Have a great week. We have two long weekends coming in QLD so its going to be a busy couple of weekends traveling again!