Marbling is a technique often taught in elementary school, using turpentine or dish detergent to create a swirling, painterly affect that you can’t get with a paint brush. The following recipe, however, calls for chemicals you might not find on store shelves. I found it in a Living magazine and the resulting fabric is elegant and vibrant. … Read More
A simple leaf stamp can go a long way. Draw a simple leaf shape onto a block of linoleum, carve it out and and add a carved strip in the middle about half the length of the leaf. This is the vein of the leaf and this will distinguish each leaf from the other once … Read More
In honor of Purim! This could be a very appropriate bib fabric, as Hamantaschens are notoriously sticky and crumbly. Or maybe just in my house. For the original image I used the Paper app on my iPad. I tend to be a bit old school when it comes to drawing tools; I like to control … Read More
This is the first of two Hannukah inspired prints. I’ve recently discovered the “Paper” app on my iPad; a very simple app with just 8 color choices (before purchasing more) and four “drawing tools.” As a pencil/nib/paper lover I’ve always scoffed at the idea of drawing on a computer. Kinda loving it though. This week … Read More
Though much of my brain is still on maternity leave (the functioning cognitive side that is lacking 6 hours of sleep a night), the right side of my brain is not. The wheels are turning and I’ve started to design fabrics with bibs in mind. This fabric was created from a little group of … Read More
The pomegranate, the fig and the apple are three significant fruits represented in several Jewish holidays, namely the Jewish New Year. I drew the outlines of the fruit with a Rapidograph pen, and then added the colors in Photoshop.
This print showcases one of my favorite minimalist animal shapes. You really can’t go wrong with whale stencils and stamps. Materials: kitchen sponge, stamp pad.
Outlined using a pointed copperplate nib, the shapes were then superimposed over a swatch of watercolor to create texture. Wrapping up this week’s theme, here is the leaf print from this design:
Drawn with a Parallel Pen and colored pencil. There are a lot of interesting ways to tile this design, one of which creates the print below:
Each of these 6 letters – A,B,C, Alef, Bet and Gimmel – were stamps created from a kitchen sponge. I then inverted the colors and placed them on a blue background to give it the impression of having been written in chalk on a chalkboard.