Monday, August 11, 2008

Jewels

This was created by coating sheer fabric with matte gel and then printed by applying textile paints to a gelatin plate. Add a bit of free motion quilting and some hand stitching and call it a day. Gelatin printing gives effects that are just gorgeous - you get these layers and depth of colors that draw you in and engage your attention. Rayna Gillman has written a great book that includes gelatin printing methods and other ideas for altering cloth http://www.studio78.net/ If you at all interested in messing around with paints, dyes and fabric (and getting messy in the process) I encourage you to get her book. Enjoy!

2 comments:

Sapphire Dakini said...

Another really beautiful piece. I love how you use color.

Bethel of Bethania said...

Woo Denise this has turned out lovely ... you are encouraging/inspiring me to have a go... OOroo ... Bethel