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Delectable Paper and Cloth

  • October 30, 2019
  • 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
  • TWIL@ Manitou Art Center 513 Manitou Ave Manitou Springs, Co 80829
  • 8

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Discover the delights of creating your own unique papers and fabrics with a combination of gelatin plate mono-printing and screen printing.

Gelatin plate printing is a fun and easy method of mono-printing that results in a unique painted surface.  We will use both the traditional gelatin plate and the new Gelli Plate. Create unique textures and patterns using found objects (aka-junk), stamps, stencils and resists or masks.

Thermofax Screen printing uses a fine mesh screen to create graphic images on fabric or paper.

Add additional surface design with wood block printing and printing with some of the same found objects, stencils and resists to create a one of a kind delectable cloth or to layer on top of our gelatin printed fabric. 

This is a totally addictive instant gratification kind of class.

Materials fee:  $25 covers paints and tools, gelatin plates and screens, wood printing blocks and stencils.

Student supply list:

Bring  2-4 yards of washed and ironed white or natural muslin.

Optional: Bring light colored mottled or patterned fabrics to experiment with.  Give those ‘what was I thinking fabrics’ a new life!

Optional: sheer fabrics- silk organza or sheer curtain fabric (upcycle those old curtains)

Optional: Papers- Bring an assortment of vintage book papers, old maps, pattern tissue or deli paper, if desired

Location: TWIL

Max number of students: 8

Class Level Fascination

Member Price: $85

Non-Member Price: $95

Instructor: Liz Kettle

Instructor Bio: Liz Kettle is a fabric and mixed media artist with a passion for teaching others the joy of making art and fascination in the creative process. Liz began her explorations in fabric by following a traditional approach to quilting. After filling her tool box with the skills needed for success in the traditional arena she began to delve into the world of art and discovered freedom and fun in mixed media.

Liz’s eclectic work is influenced by her beautiful surroundings in the foothills of the Rocky Mountains, her love of vintage textiles and story. She incorporates layers and found objects to tell stories of the land and people. When she isn’t creating art, Liz writes about creativity and the creative process. Her articles appeared regularly in Quilter’s Home Magazine. Liz is co-author of Fabric Embellishing: The Basics and Beyond and Threads: The Basics and Beyond.  Author of First Time Beading on Fabric  and Know Your Needles.

Liz lives in Colorado with her very supportive husband. Her three remarkable sons are headed out on their own journeys and her three adorable grandsons are keeping everyone on their toes. 


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