After hearing her talk at London Quilters, I purchased Mary Gamester's book on transfer printing and a set of her paints. They lay unopened in a box ...
Now that my City &Guilds diploma course with Janice Gunner has started again, I need to make progress with some of the required pieces. I got the transfer prints out to make a small picture of an African headdress (more about this another time) and found I had no black or brown paint although in theory the brown could be mixed - luckily Janice was able to come to the rescue!
The printed image (on synthetic fabric, it doesn't work on cotton) comes out much lighter and brighter than the original.
I lay in bed wondering what to do for the Eastern Delights challenge at London Regional Day this weekend. I was reminded of a piece that Judy Fairless had shown us inspired by ceramic tiles. I thought that I could make a journal quilt of an Islamic tile using transfer paints to create the image. I searched online and downloaded this image from dreamstime.com.
I printed the image 8 inches square in greyscale and painted over the design with transfer paints before printing it on to evolon non-woven fabric.
I used minimal quilting and a faced binding to turn this into a journal quilt and entry for regional day challenge.