Artistic Photo Quilts: Create Stunning Quilts with Your Camera, Computer & Cloth
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Help quilters take photos-on-fabric beyond plop-and-drop and learn to create luminous art quilts with camera, computer, and sewing machine. 11 lessons.
photos with a rotary cutter, clear ruler, and cutting mat, or with scissors for less formal, nonstraight lines. If you prefer, a bolder approach would be to tear prints freely. inspiration 10665_Ziebarth_01p_33p.indd 33 33 4/2/09 5:25:35 PM C h a p t e r techniques for printing on cloth 1 4 printers Many different kinds of ink and printer combinations are available to us as artists, from standard inkjet printers to dye sublimation printers and printers with fiber reactive dyes in them.
before routinely taking many photos larger than 5 or 6 megapixels. 8 Working with large photograph files can be cumbersome because digital effects take longer to process as well as using more computer storage. Camera Weight If your camera is small and lightweight, you will be more likely to take it with you in your purse, briefcase, or pack, or around your neck, without its becoming burdensome. Rechargeable batteries are a must, and it helps to carry extra charged batteries as well as extra
5:23:04 PM Source Library Soon you will have so many digital photographs that it will be cumbersome to keep all your photos only on the hard drive or CDs and in the photo albums. I have found it very useful to have folders on my computer with copies of favorite photos or favorite themes. There are folders for subjects I have used, such as birds, cows, leaves, old buildings, water abstracts, tulips, sunsets, flowers, grasses, and so on. I also try to keep copies of the original photos used in
with designing on the computer. Rather than just looking at your photographs, if you resize them, crop them, rotate them, cut them out, and move them around, you generate ideas about artwork to make with some of these images. For the Sand Pictures quilt series (one is shown on page 26) I made several different collages, but not all turned into quilts. The quilt series developed from pictures taken of Medano Creek at the Great Sand Dunes National Park. It is a shallow creek that can stop and start
playing. Original photo of foamy water pattern A color alteration of original photo Playing with the abstract foamy water pictures shown here, I changed their colors and blended some with others to create new and very different images. (Refer to page 58 for how the color changes were achieved.) The resulting quilt is an impression of a landscape that takes on a sense of mystery. The images evoke a feeling of other places. By playing with these images on the computer, I created an inspiration I