Friday, April 13, 2007

Batik and Gelatin Printing

Today our good friend Gail gave us a lesson in Gelatin printing as well a making batiks.

This is a gelatin mold, painted, then texture was added by using a trowel. Then we placed the fabric on top to create an image.

Here we added more texture

This is what it looked liked, FUN!!!

Later we melted Soy Wax in an old electric frying pan, with our Tjaps, one is an elephant the other a gecko.

Here's my yellow fabric all waxed with critters...

The I painted it with an opaque blue paint... This is after it was ironed to remove the wax.

Here on white fabric, I batiked the Elephants and Gecko's, added a few rubber stamp impressions (the blue) and gelatin stamps (the yellow)...

Then I heavily painted it red, knowing it would fade after washing.

Then I decided to paint half of the fabric with blue paint. Here it is, still very wet.

This is Gail's wonderful creation, gelatin printed and batiked.

Lancaster Quilt Show

I had the flu 2 weeks ago which really wiped me out. I spent 4 days in bed, I was just too tired to do anything. It took a good 2 weeks to feel good again. Next year I will get a flu shot.

Thursday I met up with some friends at the Quilters Heritage Celebration in Lancaster, PA. Here are a few of my photos.
"Red Poppies" by Sue Holdaway-Heys

"Gone Fishin" by Kathy McNeil

"Ocean Grove" by Mary Manahan

"Meadowlark Morning" by Shelly Burge

" Carousel Capers" by Shirley P. Kelly

"Wow That's Orange" by Ann Fahl

"On My Way to the Market" by Sherry Shine

"Meet Me at the Market" by Sherry Shine

"Original Bargello" by Carol Taylor

"Heartsong" by Elsie Vredenberg

"Circle" by Marilyn Bedford

"Through Tuscany" by Cynthia England
"The Organic Garden" by Sue Reno
"Royal Paulownia" by Sue Reno
My Quilt, "Stellation".

Well I think I have them all labeled correctly by artist.