Eke Krug – Monoprint – Lace-like Reflection
Artist Statement: MONOPRINT: Lace-like Reflection
Monoprint is the subject for this challenge. The first time that I will share an art quilt, as a new member of the group. Of course there was a lot of thinking, before I started with my experiments on fabric. The thought of making a print just one time is a bit terrifying, and also the question, what is it, that I want to create.
First I made three layers for the background. Two piece of cloth stuck on Tyvek, shrunken, and pressed into the paint. Afterwards, I removed the fabric from the Tyvek. The third layer is a ghost print, made with the remaining paint on my acrylic plate.
I decided to make a combination of this three layers, sew them together, and made another print on top of them. This one is made with the technique called ‘dendritic monoprinting’.
Because all my prints had the effect of lace, I choose for a little machine quilting and a lot of hand quilting/embroidery. In the middle of the quilt are three coloured waves, from the left to the right. I used Inktense pencils from Derwent, in combination with textile medium to make them. Another print on the bottom of my quilt, which I added in a later stadium, gives it the balance I was looking for.
Material: Percale cotton, print pasta, fabric paint, Inktense pencils, textile medium, embroidery yarn.
Techniques: Monoprint, hand embroidery, machine quilting.
The making process, with a lot of photos, is on my blog Kleurdesign
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