Sunday, June 5, 2016

Paint On Plastic Sheeting

Inspiration can be found in the oddest places. The first set of five day classes have just ended at the Quilt Surface Design Symposium. In Betty Busby's class, students were painting lengths of silk. When you peel the silk off the plastic, interesting colors and patterns remain behind. These days, fabric artists spend a lot of time designing and creating their own fabric patterns, manipulating images in Photoshop or with apps on their tablets. Sometimes a great design can be right in front of you. Like...on the plastic that is about to be thrown away. No apps needed.