Gaye Alger – Monoprint – A light Fall of Snow
A Light Fall of Snow
After a lot of sampling on paper and fabric I was decided on an idea when I had to make a sudden visit back to England. It just so happens that the weather had suddenly turned cold and snow had fallen on the hills. As I was driving over these hills I realised I was driving through a perfect monoprint. I stopped to take some photos and my quilt is the result.
It is very simplistic. I used white acrylic paint (with a small quantity of fabric medium) on a black fabric and using a large sheet of freezer paper as my “plate” I was able to draw and produce my picture with one print. I have free motion quilted the outlines of the main features and used a decorative stitch for the barbed wire. I decided against my plan to heavily free motion fill the background snow areas as I realised it would hide the wonderful texture created by the printing process. I then simply put a larger than normal binding in black to frame the picture.
It is different to my usual quilts but overall I am pleased with the results
Close up View
Simply done — and simply elegant! A good lesson in not ‘over-thinking’ a technique!
Beautiful winter scene. I like the effect of the white paint on the black background and its contrast.
Stunning, I love the simplicity of it.
Nice, silent and a beautiful print. Good idea to use white paint on a black background, you really touched the snow with it.
I like the way that the white on black monoprint gives so much texture to the piece and exactly gives the impression of snow on the landscape. Well done
I love your piece. It is simply elegant and it sure is a snow landscape. Wonderful idea to print with white ink on black fabric.
Dear Gaye, love the idea o the black fabric what a stroke of genius and the monoprint design brings outs the ruggedness we see in old tress. Well done.
A lovely simple design yet so calm and beautiful.
I agree with the other comments. Really beautiful!
Fantastic Guye ,just love it ,will surely give this way of printing a try .