Warm and sunny again, although the sun kept ducking in and out later in the day just to make the timing a bit tricky.  In this batch I used screen print ink mixed with a little Golden GAC 900 as an extender and some water.

SPI 1.pleat.salt.web
I pleated this loosely and sprinkled some salt over it.
SPI2. pleat.salt.web
Pleated a little tighter but still no tying and salted.
SPI3 web
I used a real, dried piece of sea kelp of some sort for this one that laid flat in the middle but not so much on the outer edges.
Starting out looslely painting screen print ink, I then placed a used, and therefore dark colored, transparent stencil over this piece.
Screen Print Ink 5 web
Over an already sunprinted piece that was pleated and used salt for texture, I “nature printed” over it using fabric paint.
First I applied screen print ink and scrunched it up for the sun print. Then I overprinted with screen print ink applied with a brush on the leaves and pressed into the fabric.

There have been some excellent posts on one of my favorite blogs on this subject you might want to check out if you haven’t already:


Posted by:turtlemoonimpressions

The natural world is phenomenal and so much of the man-made world - our architecture, our cities - are stunning accomplishments. They exist hand in hand in both beautiful expressions and sometimes disastrous manifestations. Our entire existence with the natural and the invented is intertwined – each dependent on the other, even as my art evolves, each breathing in the wake of the other. Surface design is one aspect of the process that I love. I thoroughly enjoy the play with color, value and construct, particularly the improvisation which starts with one thing, an idea, a glimpse of a vision, perhaps something that captures my eye for a moment in time and it grows organically. I become focused on whatever piece I'm working on and follow my muse to find my way.

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