Carol R. Eaton Designs

Carol R. Eaton Designs

Wednesday, February 4, 2015

It's Here! "Fabric Printing at Home" is now available! Want to win a copy AND a 4 pack of Handcrafted Fat Quarters?!


I'm super excited about this book! I'm a practical person and that spills over into my creative side as well. The first thing that struck me about Julie's book is her design tools can be found in any kitchen. The next thing I discovered are Julie's instructions... they work! I get so burned up when you're trying to learn a new technique and the author forgets a few steps assuming you already know that part... this doesn't happen here and I highly recommend you add a copy to your creative arts library.... but first... would you like to win a copy AND a 4 pack of handcrafted Fat Quarters?! 


Over the next two weeks there is a blog tour a day! From now until February 14th Julie plus one artist listed below will be sharing ideas and techniques from Julie's book. Please be sure to visit with these fabulous fiber artists. Hop on over to their blogs but don't you dare leave me until you've posted a comment here for a chance to win a free book AND a 4 pack of handcrafted Fat Quarters!

So spread the word… to Join the Tour…it’s definitely the place to be and don't forget to scroll down to see my exploration into flour resist and congregated cardboard stamps... seriously - Julie's techniques are  so cool! 

February 2: Lisa Chin
February 3: Lynn Krawczyk
February 4: Jane Davila
February 5: Carol R. Eaton
February 6: Judy Gula
February 7: Susan Purney Mark
February 8: Teri Lucas
February 9: Jennifer Coyne Qudeen
February 10: Deborah Boschert
February 11: Lynda Heines
February 12: Cheryl Sleboba
February 13: Terri Stegmiller
February 14: Jackie Lams


I started by painting a silk scarf with fabric paints

Following Julie's directions I created a flour resist.
Once the flour dried I crinkled it to create interesting cracks and applied fabric paint. (cure fabric according to the directions)

I thought the scarf needed something more so flipping through Julie's book I came across a section on creating stamps.  

Following the directions I created a stamp... from cardboard... who knew?!

I stamped the scarf... mmm... does it need more?! I'll flip through a few more chapters to see what I can discover! 
 I wanted to share my piece Julie used in the gallery section of her book. I was so honored to have a piece represented, (huge smile!). I used flour resit here as well plus a collection of fabrics collected by my buddy Leila in Ethiopia. 

Give Julie's book a try - it will not disappoint!  
Please leave a comment for a chance to win! I'll draw a winner on February 14th! What a sweet Valentine!

62 comments:

  1. This looks like it was a fun, layered piece to create. Have a few half done ones I can go back to and work on now you've given me a few ideas.

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  2. Great ideas! Can't wait to try them.

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  3. Very exciting! I will have plenty of room soon, and just got 15 yards of Kona cotton to play with... need the book!

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  4. Adding layers looks like so much fun. I'm usually too impatient but this seems easy.

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  5. I've never tried flour resist - it looks fun and I love the results!

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  6. I've never tried flour resist - it looks fun and I love the results!

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  7. I knew about using flour as a resist but have never tried it. This encourages me try it. Also paint on silk, I have been using dyes, but I love what you were able to do with the paint,

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  8. Your piece from the book is wonderful-wish I could see it up close and personal. :)
    Thanks for the chance to win.

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  9. This is just the book I've been looking for.

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  10. Flour resist was one of my favorite techniques when I took this class from Julie.

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  11. What a FUN book! I'd love to win!
    heatheranne99 at gmail dot com

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  12. Your project is spectacular. Thanks for the inspiration.

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  13. Thank you for the quick tutorial, this is really a wonderful book.

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  14. Each stop on the blog tour gives a different snippet of the book and yours is very nice! So easy, and a fun use of corrugated cardboard on the stamp. Quite lovely results in the quilt. Would really love this book, it looks amazing.

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  15. Each stop on the blog tour gives a different snippet of the book and yours is very nice! So easy, and a fun use of corrugated cardboard on the stamp. Quite lovely results in the quilt. Would really love this book, it looks amazing.

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  16. This book looks to be the perfect reference book that everyone should have on a bookshelf! Thanks for the giveaway!

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  17. This book looks perfect!!!
    churcae(at)auburn(dot)edu

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  18. This book is definitely on my list to buy, but it would be great to win it. Thank you for sharing, and have a wonderful day!
    dawnm1993(at)gmail(dot)com

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  19. Time to play! Liked your piece. The "I thought the scarf needed something more" sentence sounded very familiar. :)

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    1. Monica - you are the winner of Fabric Printing at Home AND 4 Fat Quarters! Please email me your address at carolreaton@comcast.net!

      Congratulations!

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  20. I feel like making a cardboard stamp right this minute! This blog hop opens a whole new world for me and I'm practically breathless with the possibilities of art making. Thanks for this! Norma

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  21. I loved your description of the process you used for your scarf. It looks like pure joyful play! And the result is gorgeous. Thanks for sharing!

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  22. Hi Carol,
    Thanks for the warm welcome to your blog, the inspiration, and a chance to win amazing things!

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  23. Wow, what fun! sarah@forrussia.org

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  24. What a great technique! I am just getting into fabric printing, dyeing, gelli printing etc. This really is some very fun techniques and awesome fabric! Thanks for the giveaway!

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  25. Thanks for the very interesting blog posts and the chance to win.

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  26. Sounds like there are lots of interesting ideas in the book.

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  27. I want to try some of these techniques so winning the book would be great!!

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  28. very cool! I would really like to try the flour resist!

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  29. very cool! I would really like to try the flour resist!

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  30. Wow! Your scarf is gorgeous. I would love to learn how to do this. Thank you for sharing! cknapp3626@sbcglobal.net

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  31. Beautiful results! I'd love a chance to win the book!

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    1. Apologies, I forgot to leave my contact info earlier: afistfuloflemons @ gmail.

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  33. So many great ideas...I will have to try this flour thing! Wish I had that long work space.

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  34. A flour resist, amazing! Since we don't do much baking now, due to expanding waistlines, it would be a good use for 5kg of white flour in my pantry. Tarnia.hodgesatgmail.com

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  35. Looks like fun. Thanks for sharing your use of these techniques.

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  36. I love the fabrics and the ideas behind them.
    melissa_calderon27@yahoo.com

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  37. How easy is it to remove the flour resist? Do you crack off what you can when it's dry before rinsing the rest away?

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  38. What a beautiful piece you have included in the book. Would be great fun just to see what other folks have done, to say nothing of all of the instruction in the book.

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  39. What a beautiful piece you made! I love printing so I will have to add the book to my collection.

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  40. Beautiful results! Looks like a lot of fun. Thanks for sharing.

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  41. This looks like so much fun. Thanks for the chance to win the book.
    Grace

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  43. Love how you've used the flour technique and your finished piece is FabUlous!! (textilerecycler at yahoo dot com)

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  44. I love these simple ideas for printing...even using cardboard! Sure would like to have a copy of the book. Your blog is fantastic! Thanks.
    Ann Louise

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  45. *Flour resist* This looks like I could get batik-like results without messing with wax. Great idea!

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  46. Amazing what corrugated cardboard can make...!
    I love the gold stamps you created....truly truly stunning.

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  47. Hmmm I wonder what the print would look like if you used a roll wrapped with parcel string? Hmmm! Love the flour resist.

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  48. Tgis looks like fun! Thanks for sharing. And the giveaway!

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  49. Thanks for the chance to win! I really love the ideas you tried!

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  50. So much inspiration! I'm itching to start experimenting! Thanks for the chance!

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  51. Wonderful post! I want to play too!

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  52. When I want to save cardboard my DH just rolls his eyes and laughs. An artist type sure needs lots of storage space for ephemera.

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  53. I used to print with cardboard in college. (On a poor student budget). Seriously, it's a very effective print. I haven't done it since college, I must try it again.

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  54. I feel like a kid in a candy store when looking at all your fabrics, colors, and dyes. Thanks for sharing Carol. Can't wait to try some of this.

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  55. This looks like so much fun - would love to see all the ideas it has in it.

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