This next piece is a very coarsely woven silk originally bought to make a scarf. It ravels like crazy but the texture is great.
I have used 7 ounce single weave canvas from an art supply store for years. It's heavier than muslin but not too heavy for quilts. Being 100% cotton makes it receptive to dyes and anything else you want to do to it. The piece of canvas below was microwave dyed and then monoprinted. I found it in my stash. I love finding fabric I already have and can make a "dent" in my stash!
I also found some wool on left and silk noil on right. The noil was discharged with a stamp and discharge paste to give it more interest. The wool I'm not sure about but I like the color.
The next piece was a piece of batik (on right) which was good but a tad too light. I used Dye-na-Flow paint as a wash to darken it a bit and sprinkled sea salt on top while wet to create the mottled effect.
The next piece is canvas laid on top on corrugated cardboard. Using a brayer and textile paint, I ran the brayer over the top of fabric which imprinted the cardboard lines.
and always some stamping somewhere along the way.
For the next 2 prints - the windows themselves, I used a 300 count Egyptian cotton fabric. Actually, I bought a bed sheet using a coupon which made is less expensive than yardage and the added bonus of a higher thread count. The slicker the surface the better the quality of print.
The rocks below were printed on silk noil which is a very rough silk with an obvious slub. Sometimes I don't want the clean, crisp print look but a more textured surface which this kind of fabric can provide.
This image was also printed on noil as well as the Egyptian cotton.
This next image - a cropped area of the main full window is the original print; you can see the quality of the print I get on fabric by the printed fabric right below using an Epson C-88 and Durabrite Inks.
It's hard to tell but this image of the window is printed on gauze.