I felt a little blessed this weekend to have had a beautiful Saturday afternoon all to myself. I dragged an 8' table onto my driveway and loaded it with piles of fabrics (cottons, organzas, and velvets) as well as stamps, stencils, printing inks and paints. With Mark Knopfler strumming away on the stereo and the dogs to keep me company, I spent hours stamping, stenciling and screening fabric.
I got paint all over my shirt, smeared on my face, on the dog, and under my fingernails. Total heaven.
Congratulations to the following for being one of the lucky ten randomly drawn! I loved reading everyone's responses; some of them were a riot and I wish I had more fabric to give away. Please remember to email me by this Wednesday night with your full name and mailing address. Please put in the subject line in caps: FABRIC WINNER. (Otherwise it's possible I will miss your email.)
Lisa (Studio Rose)
In case you're curious…
Some of the designs on the fabrics are those I played with in Photoshop® by using the brush tool and brush palette. If you go surfing on the Internet you can find a number of free, downloadable brushes that you can add to your brushes library. Once you make your designs in Photoshop® and print them out, you can turn your brushes into Thermofax screens, freezer paper stencils, or hand carved stamps. (This weekend I was a little obsessive/compulsive and made all three!)
Some of the fabrics I felt needed a little extra oomph so when I brought them back into my studio, I layered more imagery with my vintage wood type printer letters and more screens.
All in all, I had so much fun and I hope you like them. Admittedly I'm keeping a little bit for myself to use for my segments for the next QA TV taping (in … gulp …two weeks).