Thank you for visiting artful embellishments. This is the third year for this blog and I am so happy to keep publishing. I started in 2011 and began with a quilt of the week, this lead to the leaf of the week for my newly designed paper tree that is located on the wall of my garage in 2012.......2013 is going to bring a lot of excitement and positive change. As a personal challenge for 2013, I plan on designing a artist trading card each week to be featured on the blog.
With so many interests, there will be quilting, art quilting, leaves (and more leaves), as well as experiments in thermofax screen printing, fabric dying, and tons of DIY recycle projects. I may even enter that altered fashion scene. To a happy and healthy 2013, may we all find happiness in those things we create....thank you for stoping by artful embellishments.

Friday, December 30, 2011

Week 50 Dimension

Week 50 finally got me to try screen printing. I had a canvas drop cloth that I had used to catch my paint when I worked on projects. It got a little muddy as there were multiple colors dumped on this over the year. I had purchased some thermofax screens off of ETSY. I had set them in a drawer a bit intimidated to try them. I decided to try them on my canvas drop cloth. I couldn't hurt anything utilizing that piece of fabric. I used actual screen printing ink. This sets on top of the fabric as opposed to dies which actually change the color of the fabric. I used two different kinds of ink, jacquard and speedball. The colors I used were Magenta, Turquoise, White, and Raspberry. This technique is so easy. The screens can be washed with warm water. I used an old gift card to pull the ink across the fabric. I didn't add any stitching to this piece as I liked it just the way it was!

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