“Seasonal Palette” – Mono-printing Fabric

Spreading textile paint with a soft brushCreating line patterns with toolsCarefully lay fabric in wet paintRoll fabric to press into painted patternLifting printed fabricAdd more color and print againThe set up with printed fabricDryingReady to use

The next step is mono-printing the fabric using textile paint. After cutting the fabric to size and pressing it, I print many layers of line patterns on each piece. I vary the pattern and the color value,  blending more paint to make new colors and overlapping layers to create complex patterns of lines.

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  1. Joyce October 9, 2012 at 1:40 pm #

    Thank you for sharing this! I dye and I paint fabric but I have never seen this technique-I LOVE it!! I wonder why you used fabric paint (seta color?) instead of thickening your dyes? And what kind of tools di you use to make the stripes? I’m so inspired – I wish I could drop everything today and go play!

    • dianemelms October 9, 2012 at 3:57 pm #

      I have chosen to use textile paints instead of thickened dye because I print in layers and need the paint to be more opaque. I make the lines with a combination of hand-made tools (notches cut in a credit card) and antique graining combs.

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