Monday, February 13, 2017

Mark Making with a Print Roller

In my previous post about mark Making we looked at a simple, everyday tool to create texture and pattern onto fabric. This time we'll open some kitchen or studio drawers to find another tool to again create those exciting images on fabric!

You can use simple cardboard tubes, sturdy, thicker ones are best, with elastic bands or sticky shapes. Try different widths of elastic bands, string, rick rack or anything with a flat surface that you can adhere to the tube.

Rolling pins that have been carved in patterns are also an option as are foam rollers, used as is or with elastic bands or string pulled tightly to make an interesting surface.

Remember that I'm usually cutting out areas from the fabric, rather than using it as an entire piece, perhaps even cutting it on the diagonal....

These are all simple but so can probably think of many options!

Here's my latest Mark Making video!



BeverlyS said...

Thanks so much for sharing these wonderful videos! Such great ideas!

arlene said...

Happy Valentines Day! Loved the ideas on marking....It's started me thinking about all the different things I could stick onto rolling pins to make designs... Off to the dollar store! HUGS

Susan Purney Mark said...

There are so many wonderful discoveries to be found at the Dollar Store!