Tuesday, 5 October 2010

Sun prints

For some time now I've admired the work being produced by Elizabeth and her students making sun prints. This past weekend when our art group had a get together Julia suggested we give it a go, we weren't quite sure what we were doing so it wasn't a raging success, but then Julia found some instructions on the internet and guess what, I had some of the paints in my never ending stash. On Sunday I spent most of the day in my out door studio (the deck off my indoor studio), making sun prints and carving stamps from foam with my wood burning tool, this is definitely a job to be done outside, I even wear a mask as I'm sure the fumes would be very toxic. Below are the results.

My 'summer studio'.






I used a variety of masks including gum leaves, lace, paper doilies and felt mats.


These are the stamps.

Now back to the journal making.






21 comments:

Jacky said...

What a wonderful day at Julia's...apart from the wonderful food and Julia's warm, welcoming home we "played" and made an arty mess.
Great results here Ro in your summer studio.

Jacky xox

JP said...

love all those hot patterns

calej said...

These prints are such fun! I wonder how you made those colors so vibrant! Keep creating! :)

Christina

Lisa said...

WoW It all looks so great!

Hands to Work, Hearts to God said...

Super results! Well worth the effort! :^) patsy

Bren said...

Love your outside studio! these prints are gorgeous, love your choices of colours and patterns. And those stamps, yummy

Heather said...

Those sun prints are glorious and the stamps you carved are wonderful. I foresee many more stunning journal pages on their way.

Terri Kahrs said...

Awesome fabrics, Ro! Your color choices always make my heart sing! Fabulous stamps too! Hugs, Terri xoxo

jinxxxygirl said...

Just stumbled across your blog, stubbed my toe too OW! But no really found you through Creative Dreamer. And i have to tell you i just love your artwork. The stamps you created for the sun print fabric are amazing! Thank you so much for sharing your work. It brightened my day! Deb

LOVE STITCHING RED said...

The sun prints turned out just great. I especially love the doilly shapes. I think I could do with some instructions too. I've had a go on a few occasions when it's been hot but it's also been a bit on the windy side and had to go find all my bits which had blown all round the garden. We are just approaching our Autumn so the sun is getting weaker now. I would love to have another go next year

Lynn said...

beautiful results!!!!!!!!!!! love the lace especially and the stamps are awesome.

Julia said...

Gorgeous colours Ro, love the sundyed fabric!!...envelope on it's way to you today with our feeble attempt at my place on Sat..and love the stamps...are you going to sell some?..xx..julia

Elizabeth said...

Oh Yipppeeeee you did some !!! Theya re glorious and are going to look fabulous in your journals!! Sometimes it is ahrd for me to tear up the prints that come out so well- like your doilies but in pieces they are even more intriguing and will lend themselves beautifully to your fabulous pages!!!
The secret to wind is straight pins and tulle spread tightly over the masks!!!

Your foam stamps are amazing and I can't wait to see the pages that you create with them!! Thanks for linking to my blog, dear friend!!! Hugs!

sue said...

Wow these are just beautiful Ro - fantastic colours and patterns. As always I am dead impressed and more than a little jealous of your art group!

jackie said...

Thanks for visting. I have a huge pile of envelopes and use them in various ways, but I just may have to copy your idea. I did a small design with some recently which I will post soon. I don't have a wood burning tool, yet, but I have used one in the past for patterning fabric.

Fenland Textile Studio said...

Hi. The sun prints are fantastic, love your choice of colour. I was all set to do some this summer when it started to rain, and rain, and rain. I must have a go next year.

Gaby Bee said...

These prints are fabulous. Love the vivid colors and the patterns.
The stamps you carved are fantastic!

rivergardenstudio said...

Your summer studio looks beautiful, the grays of the wooden deck and the trim on your window goes perfectly with your new art. roxanne

grrl + dog said...

I do love the stamps.. clear designs..

Julie said...

Beautiful sunprinting Ro and the stamps are wonderful.

Dot said...

Your sun printing is gorgeous Ro! A day in your outside studio - sounds like the perfect day to me :)