Friday, 10 December 2010

Printing on Fabric


This is my printed (upside down -I couldn't be bothered to go back to Pshop and turn it around!) fabric of the rose I painted digitally in PainterX. The fabric is a plain cotton and I gave it a good covering of Golden Digital Ground (white matte). I did tape it on 3 sides to a piece of plain A4 paper so it would feed nicely through the printer. It printed well - quite crisp and because of the base it is washable. I initially printed one without any ground and that also printed quite well but got a little creased and a few inky black bits. It also washed straight out so on the remaining roses from the piece I coated first the back and then the front with fabric medium to seal the ink in. When this was dry I ironed it on both sides. When I did my washing test it seemed to work fine! It also has a softer hand (feel) than the one with the digital ground.

Having done it I wondered what I should then do with it/them? To find out you'll have to go to my other blog  LaziDazi!

Wednesday, 1 December 2010

Digital Painting

There is something about snowy, cold days that makes me feel sort of homey, if you know what I mean. I feel   blessed and very grateful to be warm and have such a wealth of materials to work with, as the mood takes me. This particular media happens to be virtual! I've been playing in Corel Painter X (it's X1 now) with pastels.
The idea is too see if I can print it out on to fabric and then work something textile/stitchy on it.

I think that will have to wait until tomorrow now as it will mean a lot of fiddling with glue and such.

I'll let you know what happens and it might turn up on my other blog  Lazi Dazi . Then again it might not work so in that case it won't!

Stay warm, cosy and rosy.