Congratulations to Dawn Jones and Carole Gold!
Today is my day for the blog hop for this fun fabric surface design book. We’ll be giving two copies of this book – one from me and one from the publisher. See information below.
I reviewed this book a couple months ago on this post. Today I’ll be showing you one of the techniques I learned from the book.
I made two stamps. One with lentils and the other with my glue gun.
I added blue screen printing ink to my lentil stamp.
Then I stamped on my handkerchief.
I love the irregular texture this stamp gives the fabric.
I then used the glue gun stamp and added magenta screen printing ink to the fabric. And here is my final result.
That was so much fun and just a couple of the techniques Julie has in this book.
Now to winning, comment on this blog post and you will be in the running for this book. We will be giving away two copies on this blog. Deadline for your comments on this post is Heart Day, February 14 at 8 am Central.
The blog tour continues tomorrow on Cheryl Sleboda’s blog, and the full schedule is below. There are 14 chances to win a copy of Julie’s lovely book, one at each blog stop on the tour. (Two at my blog!) Julie has wonderful tutorials and additional giveaways on her blog each day of the tour, so don’t forget to head over there every day.
February 2: Lisa Chin
February 3: Lynn Krawczyk
February 4: Jane Davila
February 5: Carol R. Eaton
February 6: Judy Gula
February 7: Susan Purney Mark
February 8: Teri Lucas
February 9: Jennifer Coyne Qudeen
February 10: Deborah Boschert
February 11: YOU ARE HERE
February 12: Cheryl Sleboda
February 13: Terri Stegmiller
February 14: Jackie Lams
I thought I had a rather extensive collection of techniques and tools, but this blog host has really opened my eyes.
I love the stamps! I never thought of using lentils, but will be trying that!
I love the result, and the technique looks so easy!
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I love the lentil print block and the texture it produces!
Looks like a fun book! Count me in!
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Loved the results with the lentils block. Never would have thought of that!
i have never done any fabric printing. Looks intriguing. Can I assume screen printing ink is not washable? If I was going to do a wearable project what would I use?
You’re givin’ me ideas!!!
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Susan, You could use screen printing ink if you heat set it with an iron. You could also use textile paints as long as you heat set them.
What a fun idea! Thanks for the chance to win this wonderful book!
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Love how subtle the lentil print is! Thanks for sharing your experiments with us.
Cracked me up….a lentil stamp? But such lovely results! I won’t be able to look at the contents of my pantry now without thinking ‘what would that look like?’ This has certainly been a surface design smorgasbord of ideas.
If I don’t win a copy of this book, I plan to buy it!
Look the use of lentils! Opens a lots of other block ideas! Can’t wait to see what else I could use.
I’ve seen the glue gun idea before, but wondered how well it really works. Thanks for the demo! The lentils are a great idea, too. Thanks for your part in this interesting hop. 🙂
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Love the fabric printing. Sure would like to win this book
Love the lentil stamp never would have thought of that or corn! I am having loads of fun following along on this hope. Your hankie is cool.
I love your lentil stamp – what a great idea!!
I am learning so much about fabric printing with this blog hop. What I like is that most of the materials are things we have lying around the house. I’d love to win this book!
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Lentils… How clever. I’ve used rice to make a stamp in the past… Have to try lentils!
What a great use for lentils – will try it. Generally they just fester in my cupboard and are certainly not used! The effect is lovely and gentle.
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How fun!! I always learn so much from your blog, so many techniques that I want to try…..just have to get brave and do them! thank you for all the inspiration that you share each day!
simple but effective. Thanks for sharing. This looks like an amazing and useful book.
I will save buckets of money using the lentil and glue gun to make stamps!
Never would have thought of using lentils-they give a wonderful texture! Thanks for the chance to win this interesting book!!!
Hi Lynda- I received this email from Brenda. Please include her in the drawing–
Julie, I am asking your help in commenting on Lynda’s blog. For some reason, I can’t find (or perhaps, get to) a comment link. When I do click on what should be the link, I can see the comments, but still cannot comment myself. Since I follow her via e-mail, I tried to use “reply” but that sends me off into never never land. Would you please let her know that I loved her ideas (your ideas!) for texture, and would love a chance at winning a book from her.
Thank you very much.
Lentils? “Who woulda thunk it!!” I wonder if the same thing would work with rice or popcorn? Thank you for providing a chance to win a copy of the book.
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Wow – that looks so neat!
Wow, this book seems to offer so many techniques I would never even think of!
Renate, It sure would work with rice. Not sure about popcorn. I tried chickpeas and they didn’t make much of a mark.
Very nice effect. The random spots are delightful.
I love the idea of using the lentils. I makes me think of so many other items that could be used. I would love to win this book.
I’m looking for a way to print a background on some curtains before I hit them with Paintstiks, lentils may be just the way to go!
Your snow dyeing is beautiful, I just started last year and will be looking through your blog for inspiration.
I would have never thought of lentils for a stamp. They worked so well for the splattered effect.
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So much inspiration here. Just so wonderful. I feel like this is a supportive and wonderful art community. I’m happy to have learned about this event and am having such fun joining in. Thanks so much! Norma
Haha… cool little lentil dots! Who’da thunk it…
Looks like fun!
Awesome! I would love to win this book.
Will try the lentil idea. Would love to have the book for more ideas.
Got some old lentils in the pantry…and some old beans as well ready to toss…but I’ll try this technique first! Great results on your fabric.
Love the look of your printing results. Such simple and clever stamps! I’m inspired. Would love to win the book!
Love the simple handmade stamps. lentils. Mnnn… Dried Lima beans, dried stems still hanging out from last summer’s garden? It is endless. P.S. Love your ice cube dyeing technique — Julie revealed you on her blog today!!!
Lentils? Who’d have thought? I really like the look they give in stamping. What fun. Thanks for a chance to win a copy!
Very creative. Moves me to look around for more everyday objects to use in printing.
Love the pics of the lentils prints. Looks like there’s too much paint, but the print comes out well. Would love to try this.
This is a great idea. Never thought of it before.
I love to share the many ways we all make marks on cloth.
Such a fun book with great ideas
So many possibilities, so little time. Modeling medium…hmmm…
I love the colors you chose as well as the technique. Thanks.
Love how your print came out. Who knew you could do that with lentils!
What a fun idea! Thanks for sharing!
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Do you reuse? I was thinking you could spray with acrylic to seal the color if you wanted to make a dif color. Love it!
Ruby, Yes, you can reuse this stamp. Once it’s dry, just use another color. I actually did that on the round lentil stamp. No need to use acrylic spray.
Pam, These were old lentils from the back of our pantry!! I tried with chickpeas and didn’t like the marks but love the lentils. Rice, other seeds would work too.
Oh my goodness I feel so inspired already. I love the idea of making your own designs with found objects. So much more personal and fun! Thanks for sharing and I hope I get one!
It seems there are certainly a lot of great ways to print fabric!
Julie sure has an interesting way of looking at the world.
Looks like the book has some great ideas. The only limit to your creativity is failing to experiment.
I look forward to trying the lentil printing technique! look lie a breeding ground to other ideas for this techniques like this.
Who knew lentils could make such a cute stamp?! I love it! And I’m sure I’d love a lot of the other techniques in this book, too!
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Who’d a thunk that lentils could be arted with?!!! love it!
What a fun use of lentils! Oh my so glad to find your blog,you are so generous with information and tutorials!
Your lentil & glue gun stamps make such great designs! I am anxious to try this! Thank you for sharing!
I want this book! I love the fabric you created, especially the lentil technique. I never thought about using those. Thanks for the giveaway.
The projects from the book just keep getting better and better!
This book looks so fun & interesting. Would love to try these ideas.
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