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By Cheryl Rezendes

Sensational stitching tasks call for superb materials! Fibre artist Cheryl Rezendes indicates you ways to create an staggering array of floor designs, easily and adequately, utilizing fabric paints and printing ink. She covers a large choice of concepts: stamping, historical eastern Shibori, silkscreen, soy wax and flour face up to, photograph move, marbling, nature printing, foils and steel leaf, and extra. step by step photographs illustrate each strategy, and Rezendes exhibits you tons of cutting edge how you can mix and layer concepts for lovely effects.

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You can paint on your fabric stretched horizontally slightly above your work surface or laid flat on it — your choice. Both ways yield great results, albeit different. Stretched fabric lends itself better to spray-painting techniques and direct painting with brushes: paint doesn’t pool and you can distribute it more evenly. The surface also tends to dry more evenly, and you can even speed up the drying time with a blow dryer or fan, if you wish. On the other hand, laying the fabric right down on your work surface is the only way to go when you’re stamping, stenciling, or silk-screening.

More or less paint. Notice how different the paint looks when the brayer is loaded compared to areas where the paint is almost gone. Use that difference to your advantage. You’ll find that it adds dimension to the texture. 52 a b c d e f g 53 Add i n g T ext ur e/ Fusible Webbing Fusible Webbing Painting on fusible webbing is another way to add texture, along with the illusion of space and dimension, to your art piece. It often creates a veiled, mysterious quality as well. Because you can’t wash a piece that you’ve applied fusible webbing to, or iron it without a piece of parchment paper, you can use this technique only on fabric that will not need to be washed or ironed, such as an art quilt.

Available at craft and art-supply stores, these are sold in pairs and are easily assembled by fitting the tongue-and-groove joints together. You can also purchase stainless-steel pushpins made specifically for stretching fabric. These pins will not leave rust spots or little holes in your fabric. There are also flat, three-pronged silk thumbtacks, but they are not made of stainless steel and may leave rust on your fabric. Additionally, these are not easy to remove if you want to restretch your fabric while you are working.

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