Blog Hop/Giveaway: Intentional Printing

Giveaway Closed – Congrats to Luann Fischer of SC

I am so excited to share with you a new book – Intentional Printing by Lynn Krawczyk and be part of the book release blog hop. In addition to my review and a look at one of the projects I made from her book, you have a chance to win this book. Yeah!

Intentional Printing

When I received this book to review, I questioned whether there could be anything new that I didn’t already have in my library. I was pleasantly surprised!

I really love Lynn’s writing style. I felt like I was in Lynn’s studio sitting around talking about printing. An easy read, I devoured the book in one sitting! The title describes what is in the book: Intentional printing It’s not about printing as much fabric as you can in one session. It’s about setting your intention. Lynn’s approach to printing really opened my eyes and made me think of how I was creating my art. While reading I was nodding my head. She was talking to me!

After that first chapter she moves into the nuts and bolts of printing including tools and setting up the workspace.

The next three chapters include her fabric-printing techniques, handstitching, and layered printing. Even though some of this information was not new to me, her approach was different.

writing on fabricThe chapter on layered printing was worth the price of the book.  I love layers, but I’m often afraid to push myself to add more. She takes the reader step-by-step through the process showing her fabric as she adds more layers. When I thought her fabric was finished, she continued to add more.  Her pieces end up looking absolutely wonderful. She gives much needed tips to push through the anxiety.

She ends the books with nine projects. I decided to make her Reclaimed Intentional Banner.

Intential Banner

I dug into my stash and played with placement of my fabrics on my cutting table. It was fun to see all of my different surface design techniques in one place.

banner draft

Here is the finished banner.

reclaimed banner

And a close up:

banner closeup

If you are new to printing on fabric, this is the book for you. If you are an experienced surface design artist, you still can learn from Lynn. This book will be one I will continue to refer to and is a welcome addition to my library. Thank you Lynn for your work on this book.

Intentional Printing by Lynn Krawczyk, published by Interweave / F+W Media, contains 151 pages and retails for $26.99 US. You can purchase it through http://bit.ly/NCGKHb.

Now for the giveaway. You can win this book just by commenting on this blog post. Commenting via email, on Google+, or Facebook will NOT enter you in this contest. You must comment to this blog post on the Bloombakecreate blog to be entered in the giveaway. The deadline for this giveaway is Saturday, April 12 at 8 a.m. CST. You must be a US resident to win. Good Luck!

Stop by the following artist’s blogs and check out what they have to say about this book: