Friday, February 29, 2008

Gelatine, fabric, paint and a few other things

Last week, I tried gelatine printing for the first time... and maybe the last time too... Of course, I couldn't wait long enough for the gelatine to get very firm. And my first prints were rather disgusting... gelatine all over the fabric! Fortunately, it washed out easily.
Anyway, I think I prefer the prints I get when using a glass plate...
I'm much happier with the results of my yesterday playtime. I had to make textured papers for my Creative Computing course at DesignMatters.
These are my two favourite papers...

And a closer look at them...
...Nothing new on the quilting front, except that I've finished a very traditional log cabin quilt that I had forgotten about. I had made the top several years ago, and never quilted it. But now it's done! I'm going to take it on the boat for the cool summer nights.

11 comments:

de vliegende koe said...

Hello Françoise, you have a wonderful blog filled with wonderful stuff. You are such a talented artist! I love to see the experiments paper dying fabrics and paper. I will certainly be back!!

Sue B said...

I've never tried gelatin printing. I love those textured papers. Those look great.

StegArt said...

I'm with you...gelatin printing is not for me. Love those papers.

Kristin L said...

The log cabin may be traditional, but it looks wonderful and warm and cozy. I'm sure you guys will enjoy having it on the boat. Yea for finished projects!

Kim said...

I've never tried the gelatin... the paper are gorgeous!

MargaretR said...

I've never tried gelatin printing either and I feel certain it's not for me. I love your textured papers though and to be honest your gelatine print is very beautiful too.

red2white said...

Than log cabin quilt is beautiful!!! so is your other work and experiments! Thank you for leaving a nice comment on my blog!

Emmy said...

I love the colors so beautiful

Laura said...

Blogger refused to accept my comment yesterday so I'll try again: I love the textured papers!
Gelatin printing is also on my list but I haven't gotten round to it yet. Somehow I have my doubts if it will be worth the trouble.

sharon young said...

Hi Francoise
I had the same trouble as Laura yesterday, so heres hoping Blogger will be nice tonight.
I love your beautiful traditional quilt, I always fancied making one like this but got side tracked on lots of other things, as usual.
Your papers are wonderful colours, the course sounds like fun.
I've never heard of gelatine printing either, I like linocut and monoprinting, so maybe i should look into this.
Your fabric sample looks great, love the colours.

Wen Redmond said...

I love the way you experiment with digital and interpret into quilts! Very good!!