Tuesday, June 19, 2007

Sunprinting suprises

I've been inspired by what Vicki has been doing over here on her blog. She has been working with Dye-na-flow to do sunprints - something I've never done.

I've been taking this great mixed media surfaces class through joggles and have found myself with the right stuff to try this out - here's my first effort. I love the saturated colour of the Dye-na-flow! I honestly gasped when I got outside this afternoon and saw the detail that was picked up by the fabric. It's just a wee piece, only 8" square, but I think I'll have to do some more. I set up the fabric and put it outside at about 10:00, and brought it in at about 1:00pm. Is it so clear partly because of the time of day that I did it at, and that the sun angle was pretty consistent during that time? Let me in on it if you know. Inquiring minds and all that.

Back to the quilts,

Lisa

3 comments:

Vicki W said...

Isn't it fun? I found that my pieces were "done" in about 30 minutes. If it's hot outside it just doesn't take very long for it to work. I love the scissors - that was a great idea! I'm looking forward to doing some more soon. For now though, I've got to get back to my box of drawers - I don't want to flunk out of class!

Quilt Nut said...

very cool! will have to bookmark that and save it for an *i'm bored* day during the summer lol

Libby said...

Wow that's amazing!! I didn't even know such things were possible...