Thursday, March 27, 2008

Little Red Shoes

I spent some time yesterday working out what to print on some new oversized totes. I wanted to use some more of the purple fabric and decided I wanted to print in red. After filling a few pages in my sketchbook I decided to do some little mary-jane shoes.



This is the stencil I used made from cartridge paper. I had to number and letter the sections otherwise I would have to play jigsaw when I put it together again. This has some fabric underneath and I lay it all out, put the screen on top, printed it once, then stuck the paper to the screen. Often when the print area isn't big you don't even need to stick the stencil down as the ink does the job for you.








This is how the print ended up looking. It worked really well with the off white unbleached calico on the shopping bags. I also did some on bright blue and the red ink works great with it. I thought it would be too much but it isn't at all. There is only two shopping bags and this one is on Etsy.


Red Shoes

10 comments:

alixandrrraaa said...

the little top of the socks is so cute with the doily!

Kirsty said...

Oooh I love it. Great job. I really like that you've shown the beginnings too.

Kara said...

This is a bit divine... think I might have to buy one...

I'm a little flat-shoes-aholic.

K

.girl ferment. said...

Nothing beats a stencil on calico. love it.
xx

kitty's kaboodle said...

looks fantastic! as my mum would say... "aren't you a clever chooky!"

High Desert Diva said...

Interesting to see the stencil and then the finished piece. The process is never quite like I imagine.

T said...

I have a big crush on this bag! The shoes are so adorable!!

Caroline said...

So cute!!

tatsuko said...

love the lacey socks :)

Cicada Studio said...

This is great! I love seeing a bit of the process. It came out wonderfully!