I didn't get a lot done this weekend because I was teaching all day Saturday and ironing most of yesterday. But I am slowly getting through all of the sun printing that I want to do.
Sun printing with stencils is really cool but when you want 20 prints of one stencil it's going to take a while. I want 20 of the house and the stag. They are both going to be Christmas cards. If I'm going to do 2 I might as well do enough to fill the printing board, right?
So, I've set up a sun printing station to make this as fast as possible. I premixed the colors in some old containers so that the paints are ready to go.
I even thought to pull out a larger pair of gloves so that I didn't have to get a new pair every time I set up a new print. Because I'm allergic to the VOCs from the paint I have to wear a respirator. I have it upstairs and put it on just before I go the basement and spend 10 minutes setting up a new print. Then I wear it back upstairs and get on with something else. I can get about 4 prints a day in between doing other things. Maybe I'll have all of my prints done by the end of the week.
I did get to reveal this fabric yesterday. This is a piece that I dyed as a back for one of my quilts and I love it.
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I'm Vicki Welsh and I've been making things as long as I can remember. I used to be a garment maker but transitioned to quilts about 20 years ago. Currently I'm into fabric dyeing, quilting, Zentangle, fabric postcards, fused glass and mosaic. I document my adventures here.
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