Monday, November 8, 2010

Thermofax Prints and Marker Watercolor





My last few art days have been experimental: testing the colors and designs on my newly arrived thermofax screens (designed by me and made by FibraArtysta at Esty)Screens worked well, any problems were due to me being sloppy and rushing or being stingy with the paint.

I plan to try printing on gingham and maybe stripes...something more interesting than white broadcloth, but they came out pretty well for a first try.

My second experiment was with Sharpie Markers directly on cotton. I drew flowers and abstract shapes, then added alcohol and let it bleed. Kind of like doing watercolor, but the bleeding takes longer. Colors dried nice and bright though, unlike watercolor which usually dries softer. And thank you to Janice Paine-Dawes who introduced me to this technique!

6 comments:

Fibra Artysta said...

The prints look great! I LOVE the one you printed in orange, how awesome!

Judy Warner said...

These colors are exactly what I need as winter approaches! Hope you get to play with them all winter.

Edzellinni said...

tried color on color over the weekend...looked pretty cool. Orange on yellow, turq on lilac, lime on yellow. now...what to DO with them?

Kjersti said...

You are one of my recipients of the "Sunshine Award". You can check out my blog on November 16th to read more about it! Thanks for a nice blog!

Edzellinni said...

kjersti, I don't think I have your blog address; what is the sunshine award?

Kjersti said...

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