Printed Fabric Bee/Giveaway: Sunflowers

November’s topic for The Printed Fabric Bee challenge was Sunflowers. Susan Purney Mark was the Queen Bee this past month and she requested in addition to sunflowers, a 6 x 24 piece of fabric in oranges, greens, and/or browns.

We are again giving away a collection of 6 x 6 pieces. Information on the giveaway is at the end of the post.

Here is my piece for Susan.

Sunflower bee pieceAnd the following is my process on the 6 x 6. I had this lovely piece of fabric I dyed awhile back.

orange fabricYou can see the patterning on Susan’s piece.

original orange fabricNext I searched the Internet for a sunflower. I found the one I liked and with some adjustments made it into a stencil. With that stencil I used clear DeColourant instead of paint.

Using DeColourantWhen it dried it looked like this.

DeColourant dried on fabricNext I ironed it and the sunflowers reappeared like magic. I love this stuff!!

ironed deColourantBut that wasn’t enough so I stenciled with brown Versatex screenprinting ink.

sunflower5But we’re still not done. I dug out a piece of my punchinella that I used to use a lot on paper, and using orange Versatex screen printing ink I stamped over open areas on the fabric. I wanted the design, but didn’t want it to really pop out that much.


And here’s the final piece for Susan again.

Sunflower bee pieceAnd a closeup.


Here is the 6 x 6 giveaway piece.

beesunflower6x6 Now about the giveaway.

Bee sunflower collection

If you’d love to win this collection, just visit The Printed Fabric Bee  or Susan’s website and leave a comment.  The deadline is December 15. Good Luck!