Printed Fabric Bee: Caribbean Ocean

This is the last month of The Printed Fabric Bee challenges. We’ve been doing this now for two years. It’s been so much fun and really helped me to stretch my creative muscles.

This month Judy Gula requested a 12 x 12 inch piece about Caribbean Ocean. She gave us the option of our choice of colors.

Here is my finished piece. For me it represents the ocean and the starfish under the water being washed up toward the shore.


I started with this piece that was fan folded and dyed with Celerean Blue and Nickel.


To add the starfish I cut a stencil. I tried several sizes and decided on this smaller size. I stenciled the fabric with Silver screen printing ink.


Once they were dry, I added black dots with my Fabricmate pen.


I made several samples, and after several trials I decided I didn’t need any type of shadow or outline on the starfish.

So here is my piece again.


And a closeup of the starfish.


Here is my giveaway piece, part of the giveaway collection.


HeinescaribbeanNow for the giveaway, if you’d love to win this collection of 6 x 6 inch fabrics, just leave a comment on the Printed Fabric Bee blog or Judy’s blog.  Deadline is October 15!


Stop by the other members’ blogs to see how they created their pieces. Good Luck!