I was hesitating about posting this picture. Last week I barely embroidered as I had to study Swedish, go to school and working on editing stuff for our company. At the beginning I got a bit worried that I will have nothing to post. But then it made me think, I don't post on instagram for posting, I post because I want it, because I want to share things I like and it is okay. Social pressure also (and mostly) happen on social media, when we see others posting like crazy and growing we are starting to question our confidence and so on. So what I can advice you, don't post just to please people or to be cool. Post things that is you, your honest self. Because after all don't we like people that are genuine and true to us ? Feel free to share this text to anyone that feel pressured. Art is not a competition we are not here to be the best at everything, we are here to share our passion, exchange and inspiring each other.
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Repousse tes limites chaque fois plus, comme si c'était un combat que tu es le seul à pouvoir gagner 🐺
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I’ve been asked about my process for printing on fabric ... in reality it varies depending on the design.
So I’ve been printing more fabric pieces today, but whereas I used SafeWash inks and my book press for my bee and butterfly prints a couple of days ago (as they’re a single image with lots of detail), these fern prints are hand printed using fabric paint by @pickprettypaints. I find it much easier to create the repeat by hand rather than with the press and in this situation find that fabric paint or screen printing ink gives better coverage than the normal relief inks.
I use a normal brayer (roller) for the SafeWash inks, but use an Essdee textile roller with the fabric ink, it’s slightly spongy so it doesn’t slip around in the looser ink. I use a hard roller to apply pressure on the reverse to transfer the ink.
One thing I have found is that I have to regularly clean the block to stop it from getting blocked up with ink, but if I do this it prints pretty evenly by hand. And the biggest bonus is that it dries overnight and can be ironed then to set the ink.
I have previously created an insta highlight with step by step photos, so do take a look 👀
When a friend’s mom was remodeling her kitchen I asked for her old 1950 -ish cabinets for my new house. The sink base will look like an apothecary cabinet with drawers on the other side. The green cabinets were 1 unit that I cut in half to form 2 cabinets on each side of my stove. Complete with homemade moldings. #workinprogress
In progress. Yes, I've sketched this pic before(in pencil). I love this photo of her, for the nostalgia! This is done in markers. Need to finish detailing, likely in black..or maybe just a darker shade of magenta..unsure. #workinprogress#mariahcarey#markers#ink#artofdiva