Wednesday, April 02, 2014

Intentional Printing Book - Blog Hop

Welcome to my Twisted Sister Blog - and the hop to promote Lynn Krawczyk's book 
Intentional Printing
By Lynn Krawczyk
Interweave / F+W Media; $26.99The link to buy this book is here.
I am honored to have one of my art quilts in this book.  The fabric was printed by Lynn.
Twirly Dress 13x18, made in 2012.  The only fabric that isn't hers is the bodice and the zig zag on the bottom of the dress.

This is the section that I am going to experiment with "Decay Printing" - right up my alley
I went to Aaron Bros to buy Dyna Flow paint by Jacquard, because this is what Lynn uses in the book. I didn't realize it at the time, but I bought two different paints.  One Dyna Flow and one Textile paint. I have never used Jacquard paint before.  For stamping and printing, I've only used Liquitex Acrylic Paint.  I start with the red, which is like liquid (Dyna Flow).  I brush it on the bottom of a Starbucks Double Shot.  And since I love circles, I decide that they will be at the centerpointe of my design.

Now black, which is much like acrylic paint, only like butter (the textile paint)  I am using the bottom of Modern Masters red paint plastic jar.  It is pretty nice messy rings, almost like a mug stain on a table


Well maybe I should run some lines through the circles and let's see how it splatters.  The red did well with that, and not so much with the black

Adding a glue stick and an ice cream container to my marking mix

Black on red

Now we are going to throw caution to the wind by using some fun foam textures with dots.  I also added to the yellow fabric Avery Reinforcements - you know those little paper O's to reinforce the holes on notebook paper?  That's what I am working with.  This is not in the book, but something that I've wanted to explore.

stamped dots

This is the paper that the reinforcements were on.  They will make great dots.  The black paint, is like butter, so it glides over the holes, without smearing.  Isn't this cool?

Now add some circles and the dimension and texture comes into play

And now, I've removed the paper reinforcements.  I like the look very much!  I am having alot of fun doing this!

Using that same piece of paper with the holes, I slide the black paint over the top of the royal blue fabric and it makes a nice statement
This is the black paint that I am using, and just as soon as I can, I am going to buy more colors of this paint.  It is amazing!  I learned something GREAT from Lynn's book, and also a few more great ideas on how I can make all kinds of motifs, marks, text, and even draw on fabric, which I have never done.  Huge bonus here and easy to read instructions.  The photography is awesome in her book, with step-by-step text to go with the visuals.

Looking pretty cool, and it is giving me ideas for other projects!

Here is my work table with all of the fabrics - simple to detailed.  So, what am I going to do with all of the fabric?  Let's make an art quilt with it.

I fused all of the fabrics with Mistyfuse, then using a Sizzix Big Shot, I cut out circles from this die.  Really easy and the circles make a great design element.

Here's the art quilt that measures 16-1/2" square.  Circle Play

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Draw, stamp, screen print and more to create gorgeous art cloth with the help of surface design artist Lynn Krawczyk’s new book, Intentional Printing: Simple Techniques for Inspired Art Fabric (Interweave/F+W Media; $26.99.) Take part in our blog tour with stops along the way at:

Now, if you would like to have a chance to win this book (US Residents only), leave a comment about your favorite motifs that you like to use in printing on fabric.  A winner will be chosen using a Random Number Generator.  Deadline is Sunday, April 6th at Midnight, Pacific Time.  Good luck to you, and thank you so much for stopping by my blog! 46 Comments, and #19 is the random number - the winner of the book is Rebecca Buchanan!  Thank you ALL for your amazing comments!

47 comments:

  1. Well Jamie, who else could inspire so much. Love the circles in every way you could imagine and so glad you have discovered the wonder of JACQUARD Textile Paints. They are very special in every way. Great for stencils and screen printing too! Thanks for this.
    Bethany

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  2. I haven't done a lot of printing but when I do I tend to use circles or squares. Thanks for the chance to win. This book looks fantastic!

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  3. I like curves, so circles and dots are fun for me, too!

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  4. I'm drawn to circles too, but I also like to use a simple vine with small leaves on it that I've made a stencil of. I use both the positive and negative of the stencil. Cannot wait to try some of Lynn's ideas with this stencil!

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  5. I love swirls! Thanks for the chance to win this wonderful book!

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  6. My favorite motif is the heart. It says so much and can be stretched or shrunk. Hmm! I hope I win

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  7. There is a lane through a fernery that leads to the road where our mailbox is - I pick up rubberbands (they are used to bundle fern by length of stem) - they make nice uneven circles when glued to something stiff (and can also be used over/under fabric for sunprints). And anything that makes dots - even the end of a pencil eraser.

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  8. I love circles too! I have an old circular sink drainer with small holes that makes a great mono print design! Would love to win the book for more inspiration!

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  9. I am drawn to straight lines, bubbles, and "x's". Thanks for all the great tutorials. 8)

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  10. Wow I really like the quilt you made, it'a amazing what you can do with hand printed/painted fabric, and it is so you.

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  11. Hi Jamie. I loved this blog hop post of yours. It always amazes me how much great work you create. Seems like everyday has a new Jamie Fingal creation in it. I'm uncommitted to my favorite motif. Dots-dots-dots show up almost always in my work and leafy stems and plant life. But I just can't play favorites because there are so many more images which I LOVELOVELOVE!

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  12. I love to use hearts and birds as motifs

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  13. Thanks for letting us see your process, Jamie! I'm still waiting for my book to arrive, but I feel a little braver about it after seeing how easy this was. :)

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  14. Favorite motifs? Just about anything with me, lately I've been using my hand carved stamps and laying them out in a mandala arrangement. It is so much fun to play with printing!

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  15. Jamie, Circle motifs are my favorite. Loved the finished piece. Inspired!!! Thanks.

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  16. Your ideas are always an inspiration to me. I'm also crazy about all the wonderful colors you use. Jacquard paints are fantastic. Try Lumiere next time for a glimmer treat!

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  17. I love Lynn's book and you of course made your version of magic with the techniques you did. I already own the book, but if I win it... I'll pass it along to a freind. Thanks for the great review Jamie!

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  18. I'm a circle girl too! Your quilt is awesome!

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  19. Circles and spirals tend to recur for me. Your use here, however, very inspiring. The end result magnificent!!!

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  20. I love circles and dots and would love to have this book.

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  21. Circles and leaves.

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  22. This was so fun to watch your progression. Thanks for sharing with us!

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  23. Thank you for sharing. Susan Shie uses Jacquard Textile paint (transparent) in her classes and I loved themto o. For me they were familiar to use like crayons in a coloring book. My favorite motif s are leaves.

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  24. Favorites would probably be geometrics.

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  25. circles are my thing... I have a piece of round mystery foam with a hole in the middle (not even sure where I got it) but it is my favorite printing tool...

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  26. I would like to experiment with the Dyna flow paints.

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  27. I always like leaves, but have a bunch of foam that could be cut into shapes. Lots of possibilities!

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  28. love the paper reinforcement technique as a resist.
    Thanks for the demo and the review.

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  29. beautiful!! Wish I could touch it!!

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  30. Lynn's work is fabulous; so is your own. I love looking at all the work being done with printing.

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  31. this looks like so much fun!!! I LOOOOOVE circles too! Gotta get the book!

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  32. Jamie, you are one of my faves...love your work and your fabric line. I haven't tried printing yet but hope to before long. Lynn's book would be a great help and inspiration for for me. I've got my fingers crossed that I win a copy! Thanks for sharing your techniques as well as finished projects.

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  33. I use sequin waste a lot with paint and oil sticks. Easy dots!

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  34. love to do circles and squares.....you can add such dimension with these two shapes.....would love to have your new book....

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  35. I love circles. You kept doing more - I think I stop too soon. I love any found objects, sequin waste. empty thread spools are especially useful. Thanks

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  36. Leaves and abstract organic shapes are my favorite motifs.

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  37. Dots, circles, anything curvy. Weird found objects. Love your work.

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  38. Steampunk--gears and lace. I'm working on a mirror frame for an upcoming remodel.

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  39. My favorite to see printed on fabric are mugs, teapots and vases and hopefully I'll be printing them soon too!

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  40. Ooooh, a reason to buy more paint. I love that idea

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  41. Fun to see inside your process. I like spirals and circles. Thanks for the opportunity.
    :-D eirdre

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  42. I find that circles and flowers are the two motifs I use most frequently. I'd love to expand and learn new techniques.

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  43. I lean toward abstract shapes, but it is dependent on the piece or time!

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  44. I like using stencils to create texture, and I like printing words on fabric.

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  45. Favorite motif? Cut a wine cork in half lengthwise, apply paint, voila! When stamped one on top of each other, it appears as birch tree bark. My secret is now out!

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  46. your blog always makes me smile and feel so happy! so much to see and do!

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