This time of year, our t-shirt printing business is slow – so my husband has started a quilt-related print project! It’s always so fun to see someone get some inspiration and run with it.
|roasted chickens and skulls along with some triangles|
He used an old-school overhead projector to blow images up an traced them to frosted acetate, and, for this print he used computer generated triangles on clear acetate. He used those to create a screen, then started printing on some fabric I pulled from my stash.
|some images on clear, some on frosted acetate|
|stencil in screen|
I think this is going to be really fun fabric to cut up and use in quilting! He’s using water-based ink for the black ink, and he plans to do some white discharge printing over it, just to see what happens… we’ll also need to do a wash and iron test. If it all turns out successful, I think this may be a really good creative outlet for him… and an amazing source of unique fabrics I can use for quilting!
|heat is needed to ‘set’ the ink|
|print on solid light grey fabric|
He is out in the studio printing more right now… so there will be more to show soon! I’ll share progress reports after printing, washing, and ironing too – it’s so fun to have play time with your best friend!