Wednesday, November 12, 2014
Last week I was in need of some hand crafted holiday ornaments to donate to the Virginia Quilt Museum. Of course they needed to have some screen printing, so I selected a few holiday images that I thought would work, and decided to print on some linen fabric for a natural look. I cut 5 1/2 inch squares of the linen. The screens I used were a vintage tree design made up of rows of birds, and a vintage pine branch that I combined with a bird. I also remembered I had some wooden printing blocks that were trees, so I used those too. These are the initial prints. You might be able to see that I drew a diagonal chalk line to help me center the image. The top 2 are the screen printed designs, the bottom 2 are the block prints.
I had bought some embellishment products at Artistic Artifacts when I got this idea, so next I pulled those out to see what I could do to liven them up a bit. One is a metallic thread, and the other is an embellished ric-rac trim, both made by Tentakulum from Germany.