Tuesday, June 17, 2014

An Easy Colour Study to Try

Is this how you feel about colour? Does it challenge you beyond endurance? Keep in mind that the more we work on something, it more skilled we become. This is true for truck driving as well as our art!
Last week, I taught a class on Design Explorations that focused on some of the Elements of Design and my students loved this exercise involving magazine photos and coloured papers. You can also do this with pictures in magazines.

Find a picture you like and tear it out. The find all the colours in the picture by cutting small pieces of those colours or painting them and glueing down beside the mail picture. This exercise is about looking and seeing how many possible colours there are in just one simple photo.

Another exercise is is to cut out pictures of one colour and glue them down in place. This will teach you about some of the possible values, tints and shades of that colour.

Now, how about trying some of your own?

Thursday, June 5, 2014

Space Maps, Pick Up Sticks........New Thermofax Designs

I have a blast thinking of names for some of my Thermofax designs and I've just added a few more. check out these and more at my "Industrial" page:

 Power Grid
City Map
You can go and order them in three different sizes: http://fabricimagery.com/category/industrial/

Or how about some new Nature Designs:

 Wood Grain

These are great, aren't they? Remember Here is where to order them: http://fabricimagery.com/category/nature/
Did you know that I also create custom orders for you? Provide me with a design and choose the size, its that easy! Or I can create something special that I'll love. Just send me an email HERE

Tuesday, June 3, 2014

You're Going to Love It......Resist to Stitch

Its not about disliking or being resistant! Its all about creating resist on fabric. You're going to love it, I promise! A special 3 session online workshop developed just for you. Lots of colour, lots of pattern and lots of exciting new designs to make YOUR fabric so perfectly unique!

In  Lesson One we will explore pole wrapping and Shibori and I have lots of great ideas for easy, simple techniques for you!

In Lesson Two, we'll work with both wax and glue resists for  dyes and diluted paints and play with flour resists as well! You will learn lots of ways to create interesting textures onto fabric!

And in Lesson Three we will focus on a unique and creative way to use stitching to create a resist before dye painting. It's not exactly what you might think....

Would you like to learn more? Then check out the sign up page here: http://susanpm.com/online-workshops/ Read over the Supply List (click on the Green Button)
I also include:
  •  an opportunity to discuss, comment and ask questions with fellow students and the teacher (that's me) on the workshop page.  
  • There's a photo sharing site thats designed just for you to see what others are creating. 
  • Plus you'll have a chance to download all the videos to watch at your convenience....forever! How cool is that??
All of this for a VERY resonable cost! Remember, just go to: http://susanpm.com/online-workshops/
And Register for Resist to Stitch. Hurry! The workshop opens June 19th for a limited number of students, just like you!