Tuesday, July 22, 2008

Hand Printed

More hand printed fabric made from my own freezer paper stencil. Printed on salvaged linen. Light blue color with white paint.

I have a slew of wonderful art supplies arriving shortly and I can't wait to start creating.

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22 comments:

Shannon said...

!!! I love that whale....Betty, seriously, I would buy that fabric. How washable is it? I have a thing for whales.

Project Ecoart said...

Fantastic! You did a great job! Love the whales too.

Jacquie said...

Oh Betty you creative girl, you. I could see this stretched on canvas or pillows. WOW!

leslieanne said...

Oh, it's so well done, looks professional. I wonder how you get the paint to be so smooth?

kelly said...

Love, love, LOVE these whales! You've done it again!

Karyn said...

The whales are awesome!!! What do you plan to do with the fabric? Hopefully something adorable, because it should not go to waste.

Have you considered selling your hand-painted fabrics on Etsy?

abcgirl said...

cute whales! I love freezer paper stencilling, but i wish they were more re-usable. I think my next printing venture will be the potato prints from Lotta's book. Have you done any of those yet?

bettyninja said...

Hi everyone! Thanks for the comments as always. I couldn't track down everyone's info to reply back to them.

Leslieanne: Thanks! It is fabric paint (non-puffy kind, in a jar I think called Jacquerds) so it paints on very smoothly. Although it isn;t perfect. You can definately "feel" the paint. I am going to try silkscreen paint next which i think lies smoother.

gwensmom said...

That is absolutely gorgeous! What a pretty blue.

Rachel said...

I like how the whales are close together, so they kind of interlock! The shape is great!

leslie said...

LOVE it!! what a lovely cushion cover it would make...

Liss said...

the whales are very cute , and the colours are just beautiful together. As Leslie said a cushion cover would look really nice.

bettyninja said...

abcgirl- I haven't tried the potato print yet. I just ordered some cutters so maybe next week. :)

Jilly said...

I too am loving these whales. They are a great mix of whimsy and Escher-like geometrics.

Jennifer said...

Wow! This is so pretty.

apple cyder said...

This is good. So good. What a great, summery design.

Rebekah C said...

wow! This is gorgeous! that whale pattern is so classic!

66 Stitches said...

Love the whales!!!

lovely lindsay said...

i love that whale! i know a certain little boy of mine that would love a print in his bedroom. such a talent you have!
love, lindsay

Blabby said...

Ditto what Shannon said! You've inspired me. I went to buy that Lotta book at B&N and all their copies were missing the patterns in the back! Rotten thieves. Anyway, I seriously love those whales. Great work!

minnie said...

hahaha. this is so great!!! i want a whale dress made out of this fabric.

J.B. said...

i love how the whales look like flowers all together--and freezer paper stencil? impressive!