Wow!! Today's class is with Sue Bleiweiss, similar to yesterdays class, painting fabric in the morning and decorating in the afternoon. Sue had a big packet of class materials for everyone. Including some stamp carving material, paint brushes, 2 yards of canvas, in white and natural, a CD on making a journal cover, foam sheets, etc... It was well worth the class materials fee. We worked with different types of acrylic paints, jars and jars of it. Fabric paint, screen printing paints, Jacquard's paints, thick, thin and metallics.
Other students work, some really beautiful pieces are being made.
The green fabric with white and orange circles is wild! The others with just a few leafy branches and some writing are very subtle and delicate. The screen paints were quiet THICK, and after three or four passes on the screen we should have washed out the screens. Instead, we made 6 or 8 swipes, or passed the screen to the next person "who wants wonky squares in blue?" and the paints dried on the screen. It made washing the screen more difficult, soaking them a few minutes helped. As gentle as we tried to be, by the end of the day, the emulsion was wearing off the screens. So that they just painted a blob of paint, if you did not look closely at the screen, to see if the design was still there. I felt bad about this and tried to be as gentle as I could, but they had gotten really hard and frequent use by 20 people. I really enjoyed this class too. Having basically the same class, with two different teachers was interesting, I learned little bits of new stuff from each. Although I really don't see the point of the heavier canvas. I liked trying the inks and different paints.
One of the students made a whole series of fabric in red, yellow and black. She will have a set of fabric to work with for a project.
The last few fabrics by other students.