Buzz-Buzz! It’s a new Printed Fabric Bee Giveaway

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Insects of many shapes and colors took over this month’s Printed Fabric Bee theme by the talented Jane Davila. I’ve had this butterfly screen for awhile now and I was very excited to have such a perfect reason to use it. I created the image from a vintage greeting card, which is one of my favorite resources for images.

First I screen printed, then I drew on some of the butterflies to give it a splash of black color. The colors are really fun and a nice break from my usual color palette.

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Go check out everyone’s blog to see how they made their awesome pieces. Then leave a comment on one of the two blogs listed in the collage below. Jane will pick a winner for the fabric blocks on the 15th. Good luck!

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Carol R. Eaton
Lynda Heines
Gerrie Congdon
Susan Purney Mark
Deborah Boschert
Jane Davila
Lisa Chin
Lynn Krawczyk
Leslie Jenison
Judy Gula 
Julie B. Booth

Sleepy Sketchbook

Spring is on my mind! I’ve had this journal for a little while now. It’s covered in canvas just for the purpose of drawing on it. I had Thermofax Screen printed the lines on to the cover ages ago and I thought they looked a bit industrial. So I decided to see if I could change that look by drawing big flowers on it.

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A project just for fun

Fabric Cutting

For most of my projects I usually stick to hand-dyed fabrics that either myself or another artist has done. But for this project I made a happy exception. It’s not everyday that I have a friend come out with her own fabric and thread lines. Then there’s the fact that Lynn and I like similar colors and designs, so what’s not to like?

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But I can never leave fabric untouched by paint or pen. Nope, not possible. So these three lovely pieces got printed and drawn on. And in between I turned them into hexi shapes. I had never made a hexi before this and let me say that they are pretty darn fun. And then there’s lots of stitching. The thread is part of Lynn’s INKED threads. The yellow, printed State Fair piece in the middle is from my own stash.

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So I can honestly say that the INKED product lines can hold up to a fair amount of surface designing. This piece is still in progress and I will share the finished piece with you next month.

December 2nd Snapshot

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Still in the drawing stage, I plan to do a lot more to this. Hand-dyed fabric, Thermofax Screen Printing and lots of sketching.