By Cheryl Rezendes
Sensational stitching tasks call for fantastic materials! Fibre artist Cheryl Rezendes indicates you ways to create an spectacular array of floor designs, easily and competently, utilizing cloth paints and printing ink. She covers a large choice of ideas: stamping, historical eastern Shibori, silkscreen, soy wax and flour face up to, picture move, marbling, nature printing, foils and steel leaf, and extra. step by step pictures illustrate each approach, and Rezendes exhibits you tons of leading edge how you can mix and layer suggestions for wonderful effects.
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Method As you work, let yourself experience the visual wonder of the colors — how they blend together and how they look when they are layered. Move your whole arm across the surface of the cloth as you spray, rather than adopting a point-and-shoot position. Think of your arm movements as those of a dancer. Or, think of yourself as the next Jackson Pollock. Most people think that this great abstract expressionist painter simply splattered his canvases with paint in a random way, but in fact he carried out an elaborate choreographed routine.
This is particularly effective with silk organza or cotton organdy, which allows the painted webbing to show through. 56 fabric appliqué stencil watercolor effect layering stamp 57 Designing with Original Fabric For my Ribbon Jacket, I stretched silk organza on a frame, then spray painted it with thin textile paints (Dye-Na-Flow and Setasilk). As I sprayed, using a different bottle for each color, I laid a plastic needlepoint screen on the fabric as a resist to create the faint grid.
She assembles the quilt top by using raw-edged appliqués that are fused to a base fabric, and then hand paints in the details and shadows. The before-and-after series of Annette’s quilts Agave (below) and Stone Cellar (see page 302) illustrate beautifully how the subtle introduction of paint can be the culminating and transforming touch to a relatively flat but complex art quilt. Annette’s work has won numerous awards, been covered in many magazine articles, and been featured in Martha Sielman’s Art Quilt Portfolio: The Natural World (Lark, 2012) and Joen Wolfrom’s Adventures in Design (C&T, 2011).