Esterita Austin

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LUMINESCENT PAINTED ILLUSIONS-  layered mono printing     Multi-day

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...or Mono printing reimagined. This original technique utilizes fusible web to transfer your original painted imagery to Organza using metallic acrylic textile paints.  You will be able to create a completely new and unique form of art quilt. This process is unlike any other printing process, it is not a reverse process…what you see is what you get. This makes it a breeze to incorporate the written word and numbers into your imagery or to segue into abstraction. Bring 11x17” “ or 16” x 20”  glossy photo quality of a close up of a favorite place, façade, architecture, or interesting still life for inspiration and interpretation. This is a technique at which anyone can succeed. If you've never painted before...you can! Free your creative muse with this new and innovative technique.

Photos: To ensure success  PLEASE  email me your digital image before class for input on subject matter and to help pick the best image before printing. It's better not to bring people or pets as subject matter please. Please refer to Supply list for additional information. 


 

LUMINOUS PAINTED ILLUSIONS      1 day

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This original technique utilizes fusible web to transfer your painted imagery to Organza using metallic acrylic textile paints.  You will be able to create a completely new and unique form of art quilt. This process is unlike any other printing process, it is not a reverse process…what you see is what you get.

If you're not a painter, you will be!


 

FABULOUS FABRIC ART PORTRAITS   2-3 days                      

Fusing class - No sewing machine required  

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The focus in this class is on creating dramatic, expressionistic portraiture. Rembrandt, La Tour, Caravaggio, all incorporated the technique of using a single, directional light source to create depth and drama in their imagery.  Using traditional compositional elements further enhanced by textile paints you will create an expressive portrait juxtaposing light and dark as your tools of intrigue.


Animal Portraits    2-3 days      

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 Fusing class - No sewing machine required

There is nothing like the expression of unconditional love from your best friend.  Create a visual memory in a fabric portrait that you will want to keep forever.  Emphasis is on color and value.

Please see Supply list information for Photo instructions well in advance of class.


IRIDESCENT PAINTED IRISES     1 day 

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It’s as easy as doing a coloring book, with a few extra strokes of paint. This original technique utilizes fusible web to transfer your painted imagery to Organza. You will create a completely new and unique form of art quilt by combining and overlapping layers of paint and transferring it onto organza. This is a process at which anyone can master, you don't have to be an artist to succeed with this fun and user-friendly technique. Learn how to make beautiful Flowers that glow. 

 

 


SHEER ORGANZA IRISES        1 day  

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Sheer fabrics are the building blocks for a translucent shimmering still life that will glow and sparkle while adding depth to your fiber art piece.  Create colorful irises and see the possibilities when new shapes and colors are created by simply overlapping transparent fabrics. Various manipulation techniques will be incorporated to make a “WOW” still life.  

 

 

 

 


SHEER FACES    1 day

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In this out-of-the-box class you will learn Esterita’s new technique for assembling fused sheers.  No templates, no points or seams to match,  just free cutting to create a dynamic and expressive portrait. Sheer fabrics are the building blocks for a translucent shimmering portrait that will glow and sparkle while adding depth to your fiber art piece. See the possibilities when new shapes and colors are created by simply overlapping transparent fabrics. Add more creative tools to your fiber art repertoire.