Friday, January 16, 2015

Linda Germain, Gelatin printing onto fabric.

Oh my.  I have started yet another class.  Yes, I know, this way madness lies!!!  But my guy is in India for the winter and I have the time.  And I don't have TOO much stuff to push out of the way so I can eat my meals at the kitchen table!! Just my computer, and my paints, and my pens and pencils...oh, yes, and occasionally the cat.  Oh My!!!

I have sewn, painted and prepared a couple more cards for the studio tour in the spring.

I have also made several prints onto fabric, based on the lessons in the class that Linda Germain is offering.  Another good class, for which I have added the link below (I took her gelatin printing onto paper class last year, really great.)  I am using Versatex inks for this class and I'm still not sure how I feel about them.  The fabric printing I did on my own last year was with Jacquard fabric paints and I feel they were quite successful (the paints, not necessarily my efforts!!!).  Linda feels the Versatex inks are a bit better and I wanted to give them a try. But as I say, for me, the jury is still out on that one....I'll let you know as we go along.   Here are some of my first efforts.....

And I have prepared another piece of work for the Liz Steel class but I forgot to take a photo of it.  I'll do that and get it to you next time. I'm feeling slightly manic, trying to juggle all these classes and my other commitments, but I'm sort of enjoying it....trying to make it all work. And I don't think my screaming is bothering the neighbours.... just yet!!!

I'm pretty sure I'll be back!!! In the meantime, here a couple of links....


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    1. Thanks Jo. It was fun playing with some different colours. I want to do some more of that!

  2. Love your delicate watercolour of the garlic bulbs - they're beautiful.
    I'm also very interested in what you say about fabric printing inks. I need to buy myself a decent set and the choice seems to be bewildering. I must bite the bullet!

    1. Thanks Margaret. I'm enjoying experimenting with colours and learning how they go together (or don't!).
      And I'm still trying to decide which fabric paints I like best...'bewildering' is the perfect word!!