Sunday, February 5, 2012

Studio Sunday and New Screens!

Superbowl Sunday here in New England with the Patriots!  Of course, that isn't until much later today leaving lots of time here for creativity in my studio.  First, I just added a few new screens to my Etsy shop.  A little explanation on them, I was designing to create texture, lots of texture!  So the backgrounds are patched, messy and distressed for that reason.  I wanted to create a foundation-like print on fabric that could be torn up or re-stitched but yet create a kind of mystery to draw the viewer in.  Here is one of them applied digitally in blue.  I really love this look!


You can obtain the same effect by using a variety of paints shades when you screen print to fabric.  Of course, doing the layering digitally means that I can now print this beauty to fabric and use it like it is (hint hint).

In my digital play, I also designed this image of the three girls (me and my two sisters) from images I cut from a magazine, then layered the image with other digital brushes in my stash.  It's a very easy thing to do when you have built up a number of images in your brush library.  I made this into a screen but I did not put it up for sale.  If anyone is interested in it, please e-mail me.



This is another screen that I made that I also did not add to my Etsy.  If you are interested, please e-mail me.  I printed this one to one of my journal pages for more development.



The fiber art piece I started last weekend has evolved slightly but I haven't added any more embellishments other than a little paint.  Again, this was a digital image layered in Photoshop Elements using one of my newly designed screen images that I printed out on Jacquard Ink Jet Fabric Sheets (cotton) and incorporated into a journal art quilt.




I'm working on lots of stuff...probably too much...here today including my upcoming on-line workshop!  Stay tuned!  I hope you have a super creative day!

Margaret




4 comments:

Terri Stegmiller said...

Fabulous new imagery Margaret! I love the first one and the one with the bird. Happy Sunday!

HollyM said...

Wow, I love the digitally layered one that you printed on fabric. I like all of your screens as well, but that first one is exceptional.

Leslie McNeil of MarveLes Art Studios said...

I'm quite enamored with your image playing, and the 'messier' design images, and your colorplay... and more! I always look forward to Sundays, partly in fun to see what you will show us!

elle said...

Wow. Luv the texture but the 3 sisters is very cool! You are having a great Sunday!