Monday, August 31, 2009

Surface Design Association Conference Demonstration DVD

This is the Demonstration DVD from the Surface Design Association Conference "Off the Grid" in Kansas City 2009

Featured on the dvd are:

Jane Dunnewold: SOY WAX THREE WAYS




The DVD is $45.00

To purchase this DVD:

Wednesday, August 26, 2009

Extreme Textural Surfaces at Arrowmont

Digital prints on tyvek, lutradur heat distressed and watercolor paper. Prints are cut and wrapped with metal wire.
Digital prints on assorted papers place on wire and crocheted.
Digital prints on canvas, hand made cheesecloth skin, silk and metallic crinkle paper. The prints are cut and tied into hardware cloth.

These textural surface details above, are from a new piece, Book of Forests 4, in the works and not completed.

Extreme Textural Surfaces
Arrowmont School of Arts and Crafts
May 30-June 5, 2010

This workshop is designed to produce extremely interesting textural surfaces by manipulating fabric, paper and other substrates. During the workshop we will experiment with some if not all of the following items:

found objects
recycled items
metal mesh

Techniques in layering, embroidery, heat distressing, collage, digital printing and alternative bookmaking will be taught. We will look at uncommon ways to use surfaces, with exercises that stretch beyond where we have been before. Each participant will bring their special style to the surfaces created.

During the workshop we will explore the use of digital prints on fabric and specialy papers to be used in layers of textural fabric. You will learn how to print on fabric to be used in your various projects. We will print student images on a 4” x 6” printer during the workshop.

The materials presented in this workshop will encourage participants to come up with their interpretation of the ideas. Some sewing techniques will be used and sewing machines are helpful. For some of the textures we will combine machine and hand work.

Please feel free to contact me with any questions.


Sunday, August 16, 2009

Surface Design Association Conference-Student Work

Metal Screen & Hand Made Substrate with Cheesecloth

Overprinting Painted Fabric
Lace Paper
Beverage Cans

Be sure to click on the images to get a closer look. It's amazing!

"Expanding the Digital Print to Uncommon Surfaces" Workshop

The first week of June 2009, I had the privilege of teaching a post conference workshop following "Off the Grid" the Surface Design Association Conference. During this workshop participants worked with digital printing on pimatex cotton, organdy, watercolor paper, metal screen, beverage cans, canvas, lace paper and a hand made substrate created with gel medium and cheesecloth.

The results for the workshop were exciting. Above are some of the examples of the surfaces that were printed in the workshop. All in all we printed 160 prints during the course of the workshop. My Epson 2400 was printing constantly and as usual it handled everything we needed it to. Pretty much all went smoothly and it was great working with all the participants.

One of the things I love the best about these workshops are the results students get from their creation. Being able to see the results on the last day is a unique experience and always inspiring!

Thursday, August 13, 2009

Studio in Dishevel

Between my digital office and the other part of my studio, today is an amusing day:) My studio is the bottom level of our log home. We are getting some work done to the house and it involves the walls downstairs. This means that everything had to be moved out from the sides of the rooms. EVERYTHING- yikes. Wow do I have a lot of stuff along my walls. Now with everything pulled out, you really can't walk around my studio.

Didn't take long to move everything away, just some man power. The problem is all the piles made from what was moved, how does that happen? Hopefully stuff will go back to where it was, or looking for it will be a challenge. Clean up is going to be interesting, so it could be a long day.

Friday, August 7, 2009

Inspire Me Thursday-Positivity

"Hold the Vision-Trust the Process" 15" x 16"
Hand dyed canvas, pens, markers and crayons


"No Worries" 22" x 18"
Hand dyed canvas, pens, markers and crayons

Main quote is from Abraham-Hicks daily quotes
"Worrying is using your imagination to create something you don't want"


Posting on this week's topic "Positivity" from Inspire Me Thursday. Getting out in front of my day with positive ideas and feelings are what it's all about.

These large style journal pages stand on their own. Their place in my life is to assist me to surrender and have some fun and joy in the scheme of things. Creating this art is fun and spontaneous and the process makes me feel good!

I just started doing these when I was at my daughter's house last month helping with her new baby. I was limited to odd and ends I had packed for the 3 weeks. Of course how could I go anywhere with out some art supplies, so I had my pens and my paper journals and a few pieces of textiles. Luckily pieces of dyed canvas had been include.

Using positive ideas, words and quotes each piece flows one color at a time. These will be embellished in the future, but right now I am having fun just playing with the materials.

Getting Started with Digital Prints on Uncommon Surfaces is online!!

Do you want to discover how to digitally print on fabrics and other surfaces? Do you wonder how artists print fabrics that are not prepared for digital printing? Would you like to learn how to use the products in the inkAID sample set? This workshop tells all.

The written information is in a pdf that contains 16 pages. The accompanying video is up and the url and password are in the pdf. Once you sign up for the workshop, you will download the pdf, which includes the video password and url. In the pdf you will receive the information on viewing the 43 minute video. You will get all the information you need to print on fabrics and specialty papers that you prepare yourself. This opens up your choices to infinite numbers of substrates for you to print.

The video contains the following sections:

Coating Surfaces
Straighten Surface for Printing
Carrier Sheets
Printing Clips
Finished Surfaces
Heat Distressing Lutradur and Tyvek
Test for Surface Thickness
Epson PM260

Workshop participants can contact me with questions or information at any time.

In the workshop you will:

Learn how to use the inkAID precoats contained in the sample set.
Learn what printers are best for your use.
Experiment with and use the products involved in this process.
Successfully create a quality print on uncommon surfaces.
Work with these surfaces: tyvec, lutradur, lace paper, watercolor paper, pimatex cotton, organdy, canvas, hand made paper
Work with color correction and printer profiles.
Receive a complete list of supplies and suppliers.
Receive PDF of written and visual instructions.
View private how-to videos created for this course.
Ask questions by email, or phone.

Workshop Cost
The workshop is $50.00 for non-members
$40.00 for members of Kathyanne Art

Go to KathyAnne Art tutorial section for registration!

Or non-members

Monday, August 3, 2009

Getting Started with Digital Prints on Uncommon Surfaces

Later this week I will be launching an on line workshop. This workshop is on-demand, which means that once you sign up, you will be able to download all the written information and watch the videos. You will receive passwords to view the videos in the written information.

My goal for this project is to allow students to find out all they need to get started with digital printing on fabric and other specialty surfaces. Other workshops are in the works to take this process further with metals and other handmade substrates.

This will take all the guess work out of this process. For information on this workshop contact me.

To sign up for this workshop go to KathyAnne Art