With Shattered Dreams needing only the binding, I decided to do some prep work, today, for another project. I don't have a clear idea of what I'm going to do, so decided to make a few mono-prints, big enough to use as either backgrounds, or to cut up for piecing with larger geometric pieces. The fabric printing process takes longer to set up and clean-up, than it does to actually pull the prints.
My usual process is to set up an assembly line and pull 25-35 prints, knowing that those that don't work out for framed pieces or hangings, can be used to make the small purses that I sell as my "bread-and-butter" pieces at craft shows. ( "Bread-and-butter" pieces are those easily, and inexpensively, made items that attract customers, and will sell well enough to make your booth rental) This time, I was more concerned about producing background pieces that might work for the vague idea that I have at the back of my mind. So I spent more time preparing the paint on the large piece of plexi-glass that I use for my printing base, than rushing to produce a large number of prints. After 2 hours of steady work, I ended up with 11 prints, five at least 34" square, and 6 longer narrower pieces. So far, at least 4 of them have real potential, and I already have ideas forming about their use. Now to wait for them to dry, before I can heat-set them, and then--start some serious pattern drafting.