Have you ever looked around your kitchen at all the implements
and wondered what it would be like to print with them?
Take potato mashers for instance - chances are that you have
the common wavy looking one in your drawer. But have you
ever thought about all the different designs of potato mashers?
Over the years I have collected about thirty of them without ever
duplicating the pattern of the potato masher.....
|On this fabric I screen-printed, painted, stencilled and scraped the|
pigment. I use my own Colour Vie pigment (www.colourvie.com).
The potato masher is an important part of the design.
|A few of my favourite potato mashers.|
|I printed this tea towel on a slightly padded surface, using |
my Coiour Vie pigments (www.colourvie.com)
|If you don't want to print your own tea towels,|
you can purchase one of my fun and funky
already printed tea towels at my shop on etsy:
|I painted and over-printed this fabric with two different potato|
mashers (and also added a few little black and white marks).
|First I painted the fabric and then went wild with the potato masher,|
removing and manipulating the pigment while it was still wet.
|This is a favourite potato masher in all my classes. I found this|
adorable masher in a store in Portugal while visiting friends there,
and have never seen another one like it.
|The Portuguese potato masher in action. I also scraped|
away some of the wet pigment using a credit card and
a plastic lid.
|Student work using several different mashers and found objects.|
|Student work using a potato masher and found objects.|
|Student work using different mashers and found objects.|