Saturday, 1 December 2012

Extraordinary Prints from Ordinary Objects!

A is for Apple

This Fall I have been very excited to be teaching a bunch of workshops 
and meeting wonderful, creative people all over Ontario. 
Since I had to spend so much time out of town, this means that there are 
no workshops in the Colour Vie studio until some time after the New Year.
 (I will let you know as soon as I have the Spring 2013 Workshop dates available)

Meanwhile I decided to share some amazing prints and how they are produced 
with you. 
My intention is to publish a different print every week, 
so keep checking back to catch the latest fabric print news!

For some structure and to challenge myself I decided to “print the alphabet”
starting with A.

A is for Apple!

- Cut an apple in half
- Allow the halves to dry out cut side down on a paper towel for a few minutes
- Mix the pigment colour you want to print with
  (What can I say - I am partial to my Colour Vie pigments:)
- Make yourself a stamp pad from a piece of medium density foam
  (or apply pigment with a foam brush)
- Ink up the apple and print away!

On this piece I used pale green pigment and metallic gold pigments.
 I painted the fabric first, then printed with pewter and gold metallic pigment

Student work


  1. This is a simple and yet sweet aspiration...I look forward to seeing what develops. Peace, Mary Helen Fernandez Stewart

  2. Gunnel this is a delightful and charming project and I can hardly wait for 'B'. All the best from Brenda

  3. Hi Gunnel,
    I love alphabet projects, I'll check back often. The apple is delightful. Do you sell this metallic pigment? Valerie

    1. Hi Valerie!
      Thank you! I also love alphabet projects. (Pretty obvious, I guess:)
      Yes, I sell the metallic pigments. I oz is $5 and 4 oz is $16. There is also an
      8 oz size @ $28.00. Just give me a call or e-mail.
      Cheers, Gunnel