The studio is humming with project prep - and I'll be able to spill the beans in a couple of weeks! I have to admit that it looks a bit like a crew of drunk monkeys downed some red bull and then decided to have a rave in there but you know, it's home. What can I say?
This is the state of my print table:
So many wonderful things going on there!! :) Among them is this:
(And yes, I do store my bottles upside down like that. Easier to see the color.)
That there is a brand spanking new line of colors from my paint soul mate, Jacquard. They've been on my print table for a couple of weeks getting a good workout. Please notice the giant jug of Neutral Gray. It is about a third empty. (My paint shirt is nearly able to stand up on it's own at this point.)
The sliver of a view of the project next to it bears one of the lovely new browns they offer, Raw Umber.
I can't tell you how excited I am for these. I'm one of those painters that prefers using pre-mixed colors. I love the reliabilty of it. I know I can mix my own but really, what's better then printing when inspiration strikes and just reaching for a color that's all ready to go??
Want a better view of the color chart? Here's a good one:
Makes my heart go pitty pat.
The first question I hear from artists who have not painted on fabric is, "Will this make the fabric stiff?" Textile paint has a medium in it that helps to minimize the effect. These are especially good at leaving the hand soft. You can still easily stitch through it and do all the normal things you would do with fabric. Give them a good iron once the print is dry and they become permanent. Easy!
I can't wait to reveal some of the pieces I've made with them. I have great plans for future projects and if you're an earth color girl like me, I highly recommend these!! :)