Maz, one stamps, two colours
Tricia - a corrugated card stamp
Beverley, using supercover paint
Prue - the light is supercover - the block was a hair band glued to a block
Nola -this stamp is a block wrapped with string - how easy is that?
Beverley stamped over her first attempt in this one
and over this one too.
Prue - using Supercover
Nola, corrugated cardboardThen we used two stamps. We had to think about how they would work together to enhance the design.
Nola - overlaying stamp and adding second stamp
Prue - overlaid with second colour using two stamps
Beverley - using positive and negative of the same stamp...
Prue using two different sized stamps and Supercover on dark fabric and...
that hair band stamp again with a corrugated cardboard circle.
..and this one with corrugated card and a commercial stamp.
Maz- two stamps, different colours...
.. and then moving to a different colourway, with corrugated cardboard stamp and another one like a tree texture.
By now, we were exhausted by our creative efforts and needed a sustaining morning tea, kindly provided by Diane’s husband Guy. We look pretty sustained now, don’t we?
Beverley - a quarter block stamp rotated
Prue used two stamps, one using two colours.
Tricia used a corrugated card block with red and purple.
Maz - rotating the block.
Diane also demonstrated the different technique of inking the large print blocks. She used overhead transparency sheets as the palette and showed us how to tease just enough printing ink onto the roller evenly.
After pausing for lunch on the sunny veranda, we felt confident enough to graduate onto doing our own thing on our own fabrics. It felt a little like getting our pen licence in the third grade!
Maz printing onto striped fabric (apologies from the photographer, I should have been more careful of stray threads!).. and ...
.. overprinting her earlier one with two colours of ink, remember?
This one was a paint rag of Nola's which was pretty messy...
...stamped with very dark blue. which gave it much more cohesion and depth.
Maz used two print blocks, with turquoise and yellow, which blended on the stamp to give lime green.
Beverley used a print block on the diagonal with two colours. Blocks on the diagonal often give a fantastic effect!
Prue experimenting with borders on an old sarong...
..and more borders..
..and more borders - isn't this a beautiful Celtic pattern?
... and with this block with a tiny all over leaf pattern.
Remember Tricia's eco-dyeing samples last post? She stamped over this one:
It's another string stamp - they're very effective, aren't they?