Tuesday, October 25, 2011

Font and Fabric

I taught a day long class on creating design with lettering. We used a variety of different techniques including stencils, image transfer, foiling and markers.
Students began by using every marker I brought to test the colours, the brush strokes, and how they laid on the fabric. they discovered that each marker acted a little differently and they preferred some over others.

Paulette used stencils to create negative images. Don`t forget that there is both a positive and a negative image when you are cutting out stencils.

Laine added details to her letter with a contrasting colour in acrylic inks.

Carol got inspiration from a calligraphy book she brought to class.

Ruth played with repetition to create interesting design.

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