Sunday, 5 April 2009

Sun Printing Results from Yesterday

Just a quick post to share the results of some of my sun-printing experiments yesterday. It was a perfect day weather-wise, sunny and breezy rather than windy. Apart from a specific piece that I wanted to make for my April Calendar Girl postcard, I just wanted to try out my new plastic lace tablecloths.


I have been trying to find some of these for ages but haven't had any luck until we dropped into Spotlight last weekend while we were in Perth. I always think of old ladies and fussy houses or old fashioned but practical country hotels when I think of this plastic stuff (with apologies to anyone who actually uses this stuff for its intended purpose) but it works an absolute dream for sun-printing and is much quicker than arranging individual objects on the fabric.


I used a variety of fabric dyes (the ready mixed sort) and some Tsukineko All Purpose Ink and a variety of new and recycled fabrics. Very happy with the results.

I also tried plastic shelf lace that I had bought in the craft shop in town here and that worked fantastic too.
As usual I forgot to use gloves so I have rather hideous looking hands and nails again...

One of the mopping-up cloths that turned out rather nice!

16 comments:

Gretz said...

Wow these look amazing!

Sam Marshall said...

They look fantastic, Debbi!

Jenxo said...

oh glorious colors Debbi. Funny, i tyed died last weekend and i was looking at that lace tablecloth the other day thinking what a great stencil it would be and now i know it works with sunprints, clever! jexno

Doreen G said...

I love how these have all turned out Debbi.

Angelika Westermann said...

This is absolutely gorgeous, Debbi! What a good idea to use these - would never have thought of that myself. I will have to store away that for my next session of sun printing....
Angelika

Lost Aussie said...

These all look stunning. Well done!

hippopip said...

What agreat use for those uckky tablecloths the colours and patterns are lovely.

Hilary Metcalf said...

Wow - these are fantastic. I bought some plastic lace from my local Clark's rubber store - they have it by the metre, thinking it might be good for something! Now I know.

cheers
Hilary

Vicki W said...

Those are AMAZING!

Gaye Todd said...

WOW - your sun prints are so bright and funky! Love them... xx

lindacreates said...

These are fabulous! Now I have to go find one of those yucky plastic tablecloths and get going! Thanks for the inspiration and can't wait to see what you do with them.

Night Owl Designs said...

Wow! Stunning effect Debbi, what a terrific collection of backgrounds you have to work with :-)

~*~Patty Szymkowicz said...

These are all gorgeous! I must find out more about how it's done, thank you for inspiring me!

sharon young said...

Fantastic results, Debbi, think I'l have to head off to our local charity shop. I just love it, I can't believe how clear the print is, especially in the top one.

Quilter Kathy said...

What a great idea! I love this effect and must try it when the weather is beter.

ANNETTE HUSBAND said...

GORGEOUS Deb
I've had some plastic lace table clothes and sun printing inks for a few years but have never got around to trying it yet.You have inspired me and now my on line class has finished I may just pull them out.What material did you use as a base?...knowing my luck the heat has prop=bable affected the inks after all this time!!
hugs
Annette