Well, this starts a new year for The Printed Fabric Bee Challenge. Jackie Lams was the October queen. Her theme was Science and she requested no pastels. Here is my final piece for her.
I thought long and hard about this. What came to mind when I thought about science was DNA. After finding some pictures of DNA, I drew and then cut stencils out with my Portrait. I chose a piece I had dyed earlier. It was originally white cotton fabric, scrunched and dyed with Lemon Yellow, Tangerine, and Cerulean Blue fiber reactive dyes.
After cutting my stencils, I place them on the fabric. I decided to cut them out of freezer paper so I could iron them to the fabric. That way nothing would get under the stencils when I added some color.
Then I grabbed some fabric markers and a couple of Sharpies. I really like the FabricMate Dye Markers.
I started outlining the stencils with the blue Fabricmate.
Then I came back on the right sides of the stencil and covered the blue with the tan Fabricmate to make a shadow effect.
Here is what the fabric looked like when I removed the stencils.
It looked okay, but still needed something. To give more depth and interest I added blue and orange to the DNA strands.
And now how the piece looked.
I liked how it looked, but I felt it still needed something. How about some little dots of silver and gold? I added them with the Sharpies.
And once again, the finished piece.
Now for the giveaway. Here is my piece that’s part of the giveaway collection.
And here’s the collection.
If you’d love to win this collection, just visit The Printed Fabric Bee and leave a comment. The deadline is November 17. Good Luck!
very cool…and thanks for the link to the giveaway!!
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I really enjoy reading your process. Thank you for sharing you inspire me to get out of my box
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Glad you registered! This will be a great collection.
Maxine, Thanks. Love to hear I inspire!!
Very nice Lynda! How do you think of these things?!
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Great piece of fabric. Thanks for the walk through of your methods. I love to see how artists work. I really like what you did here and seeing how the piece evolved.
Hi Brenda, Thank you. I always like to see how a project is taken from concept to finished piece too. Thanks for dropping by.
Wow! I never thought to use a stencil in this manner… you know I will have to give it a try!
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Carol, Thanks! Look forward to seeing what you do.