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.
And the following is my process on the 6 x 6. I had this lovely piece of fabric I dyed awhile back.
You can see the patterning on Susan’s piece.
Next 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.
When it dried it looked like this.
Next I ironed it and the sunflowers reappeared like magic. I love this stuff!!
But that wasn’t enough so I stenciled with brown Versatex screenprinting ink.
But 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.
Here is the 6 x 6 giveaway piece.
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!
Stunning collection and really a great example of the wonderful array of skills of this artist group of friends. Love the theme Susan, and hoping that the collection becomes a centrepiece of art in a readers home… beautiful palette of colours and sunflower print techniques used.
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These are all wonderful.
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This is absolutely beautiful. I really love it.
What a great fabric. It would be wonderful to win but I would really love the stencil. Would you be selling any? The tutorial is wonderful.
Floy, Thank you!
Bethany, This collection has to be one of my favorite! But who doesn’t like sunflowers?
Denise, Thank you! I can’t really sell that stencil since the sunflower design was something I got off the internet – not my creation unfortunately even though I did tweak it a bit. Thanks for dropping by.
I think this has to be my favorite theme this year. While I’ve loved them all (and coveted them all), this one just hits my heart. Everyone has done such beautiful work. I am very impressed with your piece, and appreciate so much you sharing your technique with us. As you go through each step, one at a time, it doesn’t seem so scary and overwhelming as when you see a completed piece and wonder how on earth it was done. Thank you. I’m rooting for myself in this give away!
Brenda, This is one of my favorite themes too! So glad you liked the tutorial. As you said, when you see the steps it’s not difficult. I’ll be glad to root for you too!! Good luck!
This set is the most beautiful I have seen, including those in magazines. Love the layering, colors and unique creative process they are done. Can’t say enough how much fun it would be to win this set.
I really like how nicely the decolourant works as a soft background in this piece. The punchinella was a great addition too! Great job Lynda!
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Lisa, Thanks. I really do love deColourant so you may see it in your piece this month!! It was fun digging out the punchinella.
Sue, Thanks! Good luck!