Q IS FOR Q-TIP!
After a long hiatus, I am resuming the alphabet printing.
A fire damaged some of my artwork and fabrics, but things are
slowly getting back to something resembling "normal" again.
Occasionally I find it difficult to choose what technique or implement
to use for a certain letter in my alphabet printing quest. No problem
this time. The letter Q was a no brainer. Q-tips!
|I painted the fabric with Colour Vie pigments,|
and then printed with a block made with Q-tips.
|To create the stamps, I glued Q-tips onto pieces of |
scrap wood. To protect the Q-tips from getting soggy
when printing, I coated the blocks with gel medium.
|I made a stamp pad from foam rubber, inked up |
the stamp and printed away.
|Checker board pattern.|
|Variation on a theme.|
|Printed with two different blocks.|
|To create this print, I placed Q-tips under the fabric |
and dry brushed over the top.
|Dry brushed and over painted |
(with Colour Vie pigments, of course).
|In this piece I placed Q-tips under the fabric, painted |
the entirefabric with Colour Vie pigments, then
scraped off the excess pigment with a narrow squeegee to create a shadowy Q-tip look.