Learning a New Skill
I took a class with 2 of my art buddies this week, in which we learned how to make Thermofax screens that can then be used to transfer images to paper or fabric (with fabric paints or thickened procion MX dyes). You can see details of our day here in Rayna Gillman's blog and a humorous recounting of the day in my friend Pat Gaignat's blog. I'm the one in the gray shirts in these photos.
I took lots of black and white images with me to make screens, but I was most interested in getting screens with images of my pregnant model from figure drawing. I also made screens from designs that I can use for background surface design, screens from some of my stamps, and screens from photos I took of Manhattan. While in class I tested some of the screens with Profab paints in my watercolor sketchbook and on fabric - and couldn't wait to go home and try printing with thickened dye on fabric for quilt journal page #6.
Here are the 3 journal pages that I made - very quickly and with very little thought. But it gives you some idea of the images I can now print.