Queen Bee, Susan Purney Mark,
chose The Printed Fabric Bee's theme for last month:
I was so excited to give this theme a try so I found a number of copyright free images of gears and blue prints and made them into Thermofax screens. I experimented with them on some hand dyed fuchsia fabric and I LOVED it!
But these weren't the colors Susan wanted so I used the screen, some Color Magnet, and diluted Dark Chocolate Dye (I mean how can you go wrong with a color like Chocolate?). But when I overprinted in black and rust I just didn't like the results. Just Meh. Blah.
I had another piece of fabric that was originally a commercial fabric that was mostly white with a bit of green and rust colors. A few years back I tried to dye it black but I didn't get enough dye solution so I ended up with this - what I considered - VERY UGLY grey fabric.
I started by mixing some grey paint and put a layer of blue print designs down.
It is a design from the 1800's for a railroad bridge.
It gave a very light texture to the fabric.
Next I made the grey lighter and added cogs and gears.
And once that dried I added more cogs and gears with grey and rust.
I now LOVE this fabric!!!
It's a good thing I made almost a yard because I don't think I could put it in the mail to Susan if I didn't have some for myself!
And look at my print cloth underneath.
I really love the grunginess of it!
If you would like to win the 6"ish x 6"ish square (pictured above) as well as 8 other fabulous fabrics then go to Susan's blog or The Printed Fabric Bee Blog and leave a comment for a chance to win!
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