Thursday, 26 August 2010

Rainy day project: screen printed card spinner cover

how about this then? Two blogs in one day. I LOVE rainly days when I can lose myself in my studio and today I made a list of jobs to do, and one of them....the most appealing, was to make a cover for my brand spanking new card spinner.
I wanted this to be a really quick, cheap and cheerful project as it it purely a cover....not for sale or any other purpose...so I started off by hand cutting heart shapes from paper.....
and then printed the calico fabric all over with pale pink screen ink
Next I poured some dark red into the screen (this was a mistake....MUCH too dark but who cares?) This is only a cover I told myself!
Next was orange fabric paint but it mixed in with the dark red on the screen and turned out light red....Oh well....carry on.....
Time for some nice bright green.....I poured some onto a glass sheet, rollered it and then stamped the pattern all over.....
followed by pink patterning too
My hands AFTER I'd washed them having decided to outline all the heart with gold cerne relief before lunch!
I really needed to break up the dark red of the hearts so quickly cut a funky foam spiral and mounted it onto a tonic bottle lid (note to self...MUST buy more tonic for mum's G&T!!!) I used it to stamp bronze spirals in the hearts
Here is a close up of the fabric.....you can see the rough gold outlines on the hearts....
and the cover on the spinner......
and the BEST bit is having a 4 1/2" strip of printed fabric left so must now think what I am going to do with it!

8 comments:

jacqueline said...

Screen printing looks really fun but i have no idea how to work that. :) Love your design lots! Have a lovely merry happy day and love to you!

Cynthia L. said...

You are very creative! The cover looks great. I love the hearts and all of the colors you used.

Wonder what you will do with the leftovers? Can't wait to see.

suzanna leigh said...

cool design! Thanks for the step by step, especially the foam stamp mounted on a lid. can't wait to try it!

Marg said...

You are on fire with your creativity. The designs you are producing are lovely.

Carrie Schmitt said...

Wow-this is amazing. Now I want to try printing on fabric. I love the pattern you created. You've inspired me! I'll have to learn how to do this now:) Thanks!

ShabbyChicShaz said...

I love the fabric you have created, so simple and so effective. Rainy days will be so much brighter now, lol. Thanks so much for popping over to my blog and following, much appreciated! Love Sharon

pat said...

Wow! The cover turned out beautiful.I don't know a thing about screen printing.

Giggles said...

Love it, fabulous design!! I love hearts at the best of time! The colors not turning out as expected are happy mishaps!!

Thanks for sharing this wonderful project!