Tuesday, February 10, 2015

Fabric Printing at Home Blog Hop and GIVE AWAY!

I am thrilled to join in the blog hop celebrating Julie Booth's amazing new book!


It really is great. So many wonderful -- and simple -- ideas! One thing that jumped out at me was the many ways she uses brayers for printing. I should totally do more of that. I really only have one brayer, but I pulled this wacky rolling pin out of a drawer in the kitchen along with a piece of plastic wrap. Hmmmm. Potential!

I wrapped the rollers with the plastic wrap and rolled it in some tan and brown paint.

Viola! I love this subtle texture and the way I could just roll it right across the fabric in any direction.

Here's the thing about Julie's book. This isn't a specific technique from her book, BUT... looking through the book got me thinking differently about the potential for various tools. There are techniques with rolling pins and with plastic wrap, so that gave me the idea to put them together.

A book that can get you to think creatively and give you ideas about how to put your ideas into action is a super valuable resource!

Of course, the book is full of actual techniques and excellent pictures and very helpful step-by-step instructions! I'd definitely recommend it for your bookshelf. Check it out.

Or win a copy by commenting on this blog post! Any comment will do or tell me your favorite color combination. I need ideas for more paint to squeeze onto my palette! I'll choose a winner one week from today on February 17.

Be sure to visit all the stops on the Tour:
February 2: Lisa Chin

February 3: Lynn Krawczyk
February 4: Jane Davila
February 5: Carol R. Eaton
February 6: Judy Gula
February 7: Susan Purney Mark
February 8: Teri Lucas
February 9: Jennifer Coyne Qudeen
February 10: Deborah Boschert
February 11: Lynda Heines
February 12: Cheryl Sleboda
February 13: Terri Stegmiller
February 14: Jackie Lams

Be sure to check out all these amazing blogs. Everyone is giving away a copy of the book. Lots of chances to win! plus, Julie is giving away all kinds of goodies on her blog every day during the blog hop. 

51 comments:

Deb Clarke said...

Playing lately with Teal and Burnt Sienna. Lots of one and touches of the other.

Lydia said...

Am just loving this blog hop. Every artist is choosing a different part of the book to talk about and adding their own creative twist. I have a brayer, but now I have a brayer with a new idea to use on my fabric. very cool!

Jewelry Treasures by Louise said...

This looks like fun! I need to get out my solid fabric and some paints to see what I can create. Maybe try turquoise with just a spark of red. Pretty intense.

Robin W. said...

Looks like there are some great ideas in this book!

LynneP said...

Thanks so much for the chance to win! From reading all the blogs on this hop, it seems like this is a must have book.

LynneP said...

Ooops, in case I win my contact info:
jlpfeffer at gmail dot com

Marcia Coling said...

Favorite is hard, but probably magenta and blue.

maya matthew said...

favourite colour combination would be blue and white.

Laura said...

Inspired by the gals at our local modern quilt guild, I've been experimenting with turquoise (and it's sisters on the colour wheel) and various greys. Thanks for your demo.

Linda Evans said...

Teal and violet are nice!

Gill said...

Such great ideas!!
Mustard and teal at the moment!

Beth R said...

These ideas look like a lot of fun.

Dotti said...

I love to mix a warm yellow with alizarin crimson...it made the prettiest rusty orange...a great color to use on your project in this blog post! Depending on which yellow you use...this could be either transparent or leaning towards opaque!

carolegoldquilts said...

I love when ideas are sparked and motivation is high! Sorry, no favourite colour combos...I like so many it would be impossible to choose!

Marybeth said...

I want new ideas for adding pattern to fabric. Would love to win

Alison said...

I would love to win this book. It looks as if there are plenty of ideas

janice said...

I love blue with turquoise or green, depending on the blue

Lisa Filion said...

interesting looking rolling pin! cute idea too!

Pam said...

Great idea I use a lot of blue and lime green

Cindy H said...

I've been loving mustard and raspberry for quite some time now. I plan on trying your plastic wrap/rolling pin idea. I really like that kind of texture!

terri h said...

Thanks for the chance to win the book!!

Elizabeth Gibson said...

I love aqua and coral together.

Anonymous said...

Maybe I'll replace my poor brayer and get some Saranwrap.
Carole Hoffman

Jody said...

That looks like a lot of fun! I wouldn't mind winning the book either :-) Interesting how a different perspective can open a whole bunch of new ideas up

Tammi Daubenspeck said...

Thanks for letting us know about this - I really enjoyed all the different blogs and the tips and techniques.
A favorite color, that is hard - I love all colors but I guess anything in blue family.

Textile Recycler said...

Fave color combo is lime green and deep purple... :)

(textilerecycler at yahoo dot com)

Carolyn Morgan said...

Golden Yellow and Teal. you can also make a cool rust color when you mix the two together:)

Norma Conway said...

Dip your plastic covered brayer into a bit of gold paint and run it over top of your dried piece, and, voila, you have one of my favourite combinations. Gold with anything really! *smiles* Norma

Renate said...

Hmmm what an interesting use for a rolling pin and plastic wrap. Wonder how a rolling pin with elastic bands would work?

Judy Sall Fiber Art said...

I have lots of fave color combinations, but really love cerulean blue and bright green - I use procion mx dyes a lot, but would use these colors with fabric paints as well. Thanks for the great post!

Denny1600 said...

I love blue and yellow. Or blue and orange. Or . . .

Sylvia said...

right now my favorite color combo is purple and yellow! Thanks for the chance to win!

Denise Spillane said...

Well Deb, now I have to try to find one of your roller things. I am addicted to printing with " stuff". This book is fantastic. Trying to win but will buy for sure if I don't.

Mary Elizabeth said...

What a fun idea. Thanks for sharing.

karen k said...

Orange and silver combo on black fabric

Allison CB said...

I love purple and lime green! :)

GoGayleGo said...

Very cool technique, would love to win the book and learn more!

Sarah said...

I will offer a not so unique color combo: green and blue. Maybe 'cause I have indigo and weld dyes on hand!
Thanks for the chance to win the book...I've been making fabric postcards recently and would like to expand my skills and ideas!

Jennifer Scantlebury Vienneau said...

Looks like a great book! Thanks for there opportunity to win a copy!

acornreads said...

purple & green always work for me...great colors together in nature....wisteria, lilacs, lavender, violets, hyacinths etc.
Thanks for this inspiring post.

patty a. said...

Turquoise and yellow - I love those colors together!

Connie Kresin Campbell said...

This really looks neat! Thanks for a fun blog hop!

Nancy said...

Your plastic wrap roller gave some interesting texture. Try squeezing out some Mango and Fuchsia- nice combo.

Laceflower said...

That's one interesting looking roller, Deborah! Hmm, my favourite would be blue on blues.

Lisa Flowers Ross said...

There are really a lot of things you can do with brayers. Your idea is very clever.

jannieb said...

Current colors are blues and greens...PS.loved your fabric collage dvd

deborah wolff said...

Favorite color combos, greens and pinks/reds, and purples/yellows.
Would love to win a book! Thanks for the giveaway!

Ellee said...

My current favorite color combination is blue, green, and turquoise with a touch of purple. -- soparkaveataoldotcom

Anonymous said...

My favourite colours are typically browns, a little gold and then a touch of either red, berry pink, or purple to pop it. But when it is cold like this, I like to think of spring and summer, and I tend to prefer turquoise, blue, a little silver and a touch of a reddish pink.

Hilary Florence said...

this book seems full of wonderful ideas

Beth M said...

One of my favorite color combinations is red, green and gold.