Saturday, August 17, 2013

Answer to the Thermofax Pattern Mystery

Here's the answer to what the pattern was in this photo from my last post:
Mystery thermofax print pattern
Sea fan
I found this sea fan on a beach after a bad storm. I took a close-up photo of part of it and played around with it in Photoshop Elements and then sent it off to have it made into a thermofax screen. I think I can get a lot of use out of this pattern as a background element in my art quilts. I actually was inspired to get this pattern by the texture on a cantaloupe. I painted a cantaloupe with black paint and rolled it around on fabric with the intention of scanning it in and using that to get a thermofax screen, but it didn't work out well enough. And the paint seeped into the fruit and I had to throw away the cantaloupe, too.

By the way, I just updated my Etsy shopFiberArtsByRegina  with new photos. My regular art quilts are for sale on my website, but I have smaller items I made for sale in my Etsy shop. I'm just now starting to promote it.


  1. WOW - this screenprints are truly stunning ! I plan to have some of my pics transferred to screens, too ... because I guess I just fell in love with this technique ;-))

    1. I have found screen printing to be addicting. I need to make sure I have a reason to do it and not to just waste fabric and paint just for the heck of it or else I'll just keep on going and going and going.


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