Technique of the Week #33- Water Soluble Printing
Project Hours: 3 hours
Design and Materials: 1 hour
Execution: 2 hours
This technique is by Susie Monday, and her directions are in the Dec 2009/Jan 2010 (last year’s) Quilting Arts issue. I also watched her Quilting Arts TV segment this week and was inspired to do this.
My drawing was made on some thin cotton that I stretched into a hoop to use as a screen of sorts. I used Caran D’Ache Neocolor II water soluble crayons I got from the art supply store. I drew this Octo very heavily and then slathered on a mix of matte medium and GAC 900 which is a fabric medium by Golden Acrylics.
The first screen is always the crappy one, but this one that I quilted was screen #2 that I pulled. The medium mixed some of the colors but I liked that. This did have a little bit of a stiff hand because of the matte medium, but it was a fun technique that I will try again.