Over—Printing Felt Surfaces
Felting is a beautiful form of fiber art. The surface is intriguing and textural in so many
ways so it always interested me. For years I’ve wanted to pursue felted surfaces for
digital printing. Getting the felt thin enough for printers however, can be somewhat of
a challenge. That was until I met felt artist Suzanne Morgan. Suzanne’s felting and
nuno felting are suitably thin enough to print. Recently Suzanne shared some of her
felt pieces with me for experimenting. You can see and read about some of results on
a blog post on my Digital Alternative Surfaces site.
For this video workshop I take one of Suzanne’s felt pieces and show you how to
create the image and work the print process. Photoshop CS6 is used to manipulate
the image for the overprint. Once the image is ready, again using Photoshop CS6 we
will go through printing the image.
The process of overprinting can be used in many ways. An overprint is used on a
surface that has some type of design, color, pattern something that can be seen
already on the surface. This technique can be used on any surface you want to print—
felt or not. If you love felt, this is awesome and an entire new alternative surface for
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