Thursday, September 25, 2008

Mono printing - Try This at Home

I was playing with paint the other day and tried mono printing. The first picture is of an acetate (what you use on an overhead projector) that I spooned Lumiere metallic paints onto. The second picture is the result of putting a piece of black fabric over the painted acetate and lightly pressing the fabric into the paint. The third picture is another print from the same acetate and you can see that it printed a little lighter. If you try this make sure and protect your work surface since it can get a little messy if you aren't careful. This was really fun and I like the results. I have a project in mind for one of the prints so watch this space.

Monday, September 22, 2008

Some Great Quilt Shops

I just got back from a trip to Indiana and Ohio and had the chance to stop at a couple of quilt shops. The first one is Quilt Quarters just north of Indianapolis on Route 31 about 2 miles north of I465. Lots of fabric and other stuff so stop by if you are in the area.

The second one is the Quilterie in Celina Ohio which is in Mercer County. This shop was a little smaller but also had a great fabric selection especially if you love more traditional quilts.

Sad news for Fiber On a Whim in Sandy Springs GA which is a great place for art quilters. They announced today that they will be closing their brick an mortar part of their business on October 14.