Saturday, June 03, 2006

Printing with Versatex

These were all printed with Versatex paint, purchased from Dharma Trading Co.
#1. Halibut print (maybe I should call it Babybut, as it's a small one). The skipper of our fishing boat thought I was crazy to want to keep a 20 pound Halibut, but I needed a little one for printing. If it was bigger, it would be hard to handle, & the fabric might not be big enough.
#2. The leaf print, I did about 5 years ago, when my friend Kathy Jolman was visiting, & am still saving it for something special. Maybe it'll become part of my Tome. I decided to post this today, because Francoise reminded me of it.
#3 & 4 are two salmon, that have long since been eaten. You see, I print them, scrub them, then filet them, & we still eat them! Much better than hanging a dead fish on the wall!
LATE PS;We had to admit auntie Ethel to the hospital today. If you want to know more about it you can look here.


Ali Honey said...

Deb, you are having a stressful time. Don't forget to care for yourself as well, that's important too. Thinking of you. Hugs Alison.

Sande said...

Yup, non-artists think we artists are pretty strange sometimes! Your fish prints are really nice. I especially like the more active pose of the last one.

Rian said...

We saw these fish prints on sofa pillows at my cousin's in Alaska. Evidently they paint the whole fish and use it as a stamp--how bizarre.

Hope Auntie Ethel does okay. Take care of yourself, too.

jenclair said...

Pretty cool, Deb!

Kay said...

So sorry about your aunt's problems. I hope things improve.
Love the fish print. I remember my son's kindergarten class making one the year we were in Seattle. It's such a great idea!
Hang in there, and thanks for reading MY blog. It's great to get some feedback from a foreign place.