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