The base drawing in this piece was more difficult for me and took several tries. This, again, makes use of creating a type of transparency laid over a photo.
Sunday, December 1, 2013
Saturday, November 30, 2013
This is one of my digital images printed on my preferred fabric (see earlier post) and quilted. The arms and fingers are heavily stitched because the fabric wasn't taut enough without it and this aided in shrinking the area a bit so it feels firm -- not 'mushy'.
Its interesting to see a digital creation in fabric form. The medium has an effect on the piece. I'm still figuring out what I think about that, but I observe that it is different.
Looking at the piece, I'm thinking I could have quite a show, if I did a quilt version of each one of the digital images I've done over the last year!
I've printed one of my digital images on two different fabrics for printers. The print on the left is on 100% Cotton Poplin by Color Textiles Inc. The print on the right is on Premium Cotton Satin Inkjet Fabric Sheets by EQ Printables.
Each print was left to dry overnight and it was probably 24 hours before I washed them. The printing on the Color Textiles wasn't as vivid as the EQ Printables fabric. Also, after washing, there was a slight noticeable muddying of the color on the Color Textiles fabric unlike the EQ Printables fabric. I'm more satisfied with the latter, even though I'm going to continue experimenting.
Has anyone had similar or different experiences? If you'd care to share your knowledge, please consider making a comment!