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Tuesday, August 11, 2009

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UPDATE: May 2010 Changed the name to Mono Madness, entered it into the juried art show at the Vacaville Art Gallery and it not only got into the show, but also won 3rd prize!!!! This is my latest art creation and for now I am calling it: "!"
This is two three day weekends of mono print painting, cutting, sandwiching, sewing around each piece, top sewing each piece, then painstakingly sewing each to the other to get this wall hanging. I'd guess I put in approximately 65 hours into this baby.
In person it is full of texture, bright color and sparkle!

Size: 26" height X 34" width
To see a video I made about the mono print making
go to http://lynn-nonameblog.blogspot.com/
and scroll down to August 5, 2009 post or
click on "short movie" in the next line.

The mono printing shown in this short movie was done following my reading an article in Quilting Arts magazine (pages 14-17) by Frances Holliday Alford called 'flight of fantasy' a gelatin monoprint process. I took up the challenge and taught myself to do this.The printing process with gelatin plate and paints took two days to complete.
Above photos show the end result of this work.



Click to enlarge and see details.

16 comments:

Joyce said...

Very impressive! I saw that article and am definitely going to try it. When I first started teaching (I won't say how long ago!) we used a similar thing for making copies. It was called a hectograph and you used a special pencil that transferred to the gelatin. You could make 4 or 5 copies but the last one was very light. Not so good for exams. Lol. Then you had to wait a day for the ink to sink in before you could use it again or there would be shadows of the previous work. I guess it was an early photocopier.

Margeeth said...

Oh wow, this looks great. I also saw the article and wondered whether someone was really going to try this and whether their work would turn out looking as good as the work in the article. Well, now that I have seen this blog, I think both questions can be answered with "yes".

Marloes said...

Great work! I can also say that I read the article, havent found time yet to do something with it.

jackie said...

What a lot of work, but I'm sure you enjoyed it judging by the result. Thanks for commenting on my blog - come on, California's not that far!!

Threadhead said...

I saw the article too! Beautiful work!!!

Judy Alexander said...

Also saw this in Quilting Arts and your results are great. Haven't had time to try it yet.

Seth said...

Just gorgeous!!

ArtPropelled said...

This piece is stunning. It's like looking into a tussie mussie bouquet. I like the sunflower quilt too.

Clevelandgirlie said...

Holy Crap! This is absolutely stunning. I wish I lived next door to you so I could just waddle right over and we could work together all day and you could show me how to do this. I really want to try it. I love it.
HOWEVER... even more so - I am positively smitten with the quilt in your header. A cabbage rose lose applique???? What is that? It is beautiful. You are my idol!
XO

Lynn said...

dear clevelandgirlie...
on my other blog: http://lynn-nonameblog.blogspot.com I have a video and go into great detail about how I made this quilt. Also I followed instructions from an article in Quilting Arts Magazine.
It's noted there as well.

The Rose quilt in the banner is called French Rose, and I took a class to learn to make it. I think I still have the pattern somewhere. I'll look and see and mail you the name if you are interested. It is gorgous, and one of my very first quilts I made...I added the free motion top
Thanks for your enthusiastic response to both.

Lynn said...

Thanks to Joyce, Margeeth, Jackie, Threadhead, Judy, Seth and Art Propelled, too!!!! All your reactions warm me greatly.

vivian said...

hi lynn! love the look of this wallhanging and would love to see (touch!) in real life.. amazing..

Lynn said...

Vivian, thanks. It is very highly textured...you would love touching it. I am against the white gloves bit and would invite people to touch my art as that is part of the experience.

Corryna Janssen said...

Your work is so full of colour. I love that you are doing it. I think it is part of your own style.

And I came to visite here to say that I had great fun reading your message on Sandra's blog, about the exchange of art (LARGE - 2 ATC's). That was so funny!!!

BrightenedBoy said...

Lovely flowers. What a unique quilt.

suziqu's thread works said...

This a fabulous piece of quilt artwork. Love the vibrancy of the whole piece. Will have to see if I have the QA issue.
Good luck.