Sunday, January 26, 2020

Fiber Junkies - Working with Transparencies

The first meeting of Fiber Junkies in the new year was held at my home. We are missing Denny so much; she is temporarily on a leave of absence due to health reasons....she is most anxious to see what we are up to and us to see her....... Soooooooo ....we did a face-time for our show and tell - most successful.
It was so great to hear her voice and see her latest which is always so inspiring and usually puts us to shame.
She had several pieces in the works which she shared....

Mary is our other very prolific member who is so productive and creates such beautiful things. Mary and I share a booth at Woolworth Walk and these felted items are big sellers there....small enough for tourists to bring home in a suitcase...but so decorative and functional. I've seen Mary put little battery operated lights inside.
These are my favorite with added texture in the way of felt curls, stones and twigs.

Well I thought this was clever....Susan loves to photograph texture and use it in her work and here is a book she made through Shutterfly with pictures of texture....How cool is that! Below that are some pictures of Gen's journal which she makes from scratch (pages). Each page is numbered and lined with all sorts of fun pictures on them. The opposite page is usually painted or a technique she has learned from one of her groups...usually the "junkies".



I could drool over them all day.
It was on to the project of the day....taking any image (size of computer paper or smaller, black and white or color), scanning them onto the computer, printing them out on a transparency. Please note you must use an ink jet or the ink won't release.

Laying the transparency face down on fabric recently brushed or moistened with an acrylic medium...and using the back of a spoon or burnisher, rub the image and rub and rub...The ink will release onto the fabric. It's interesting to note that you can print a transparency and use it down the road...no time limit on using it...which is cool.



Here's Gen above who wanted to transfer a colored photo...Getting a little side-tracked...we all loved Gen's blouse which matched her imagery...getting ready for spring.
I love the ones that Kate did...all pictures of her home in Folly Beach. She took pics, turned them into line drawings in a photo editing program and chose such beautiful fabric to print them on.



Here is another one of Kate's above....
We face-timed with Denny again at the end of the day...she worked along with us and was transferring pics of her family....such a good idea on Denny and Kate's part to do this. It was a fun day....always is..

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