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Topic: goya prints on muslin - with pictures.  (Read 8424 times)
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« on: January 21, 2007 06:13:18 PM »

i love art history and had the absolute most brilliant art history professor in college. during my 17th & 18th century european art history class, he introduced me to the different print series francisco goya did, including the disasters of war and los caprichos.

i've been interested in trying iron-on transfers after browsing the boards here, and these were my first attempts at the technique. and i love how they turned out!

iron-on transfers were avery brand, ironed onto 100% cotton muslin purchased for $4.45/yard. (i have a TON left over.) i just wanted to turn them into fabric squares, maybe eventually mount them and frame them. after they were ironed on, i measured and marked them on the back to keep the front clean from pencil lines, and cut them out with my late grandmother's sewing scissors.

pictures, each with one with dimensions and one detail:

the sleep of reason produces monsters, los caprichos series.
dimensions - 6 x 8.75"

detail -


the disasters of war
dimensions - 8 x 6"

detail -


and it cannot be changed, the disasters of war series.
dimensions - 7.75 x 6.25"

detail -


a way to fly
dimensions - 9.75 x 6.5"

detail -
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« Reply #1 on: January 23, 2007 10:53:06 PM »

those are really great!  i like your idea of framing them, job well done!

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« Reply #2 on: February 09, 2007 12:07:07 PM »

These are really great! Did the iron-on sheets you used make the fabric stiff?
« Reply #3 on: February 10, 2007 08:09:20 PM »

These are really great! Did the iron-on sheets you used make the fabric stiff?

thanks! it made the fabric a little stiffer, yes. the fabric definitely isn't as plyable as it was before i pressed the transfers on, but the cotton muslin is pretty thin to begin with. Smiley

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« Reply #4 on: March 11, 2007 03:30:33 PM »

I gasped out loud when I saw "a way to fly"....
I love that picture; in high school I painted my walls white and drew the main flyer huge with charcoal *and the addition of converse sneakers."
Your prints came out beautiful!


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And I will rise up with fists!
And I will take what is mine, mine, mine.
There but for the grace of God go I.
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« Reply #5 on: April 02, 2007 10:05:34 AM »

Excellent idea.  These are quite striking. 
« Reply #6 on: April 23, 2007 12:18:57 PM »

Omg I LOVE Goya's stuff.  I was introduced in high school in AP Spanish and the love affair continues Tongue Your stuff is fantastic ^_^
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« Reply #7 on: April 26, 2007 10:57:11 AM »

i love the sleep of reason one!! I absolutely love that goya print (so much that i have a tattoo, heh!), I learned of him in my art history class to, amazing!

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« Reply #8 on: April 28, 2007 07:04:56 PM »

i love the sleep of reason one!! I absolutely love that goya print (so much that i have a tattoo, heh!), I learned of him in my art history class to, amazing!

thanks so much! i'm definitely a goya admirer too. i think any of his work would make for an incredible tattoo, especially one of his prints with all the intricate carvings and detail. sleep of reason is one of my personal favorites too.

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« Reply #9 on: April 28, 2007 11:37:07 PM »

these are beautiful!!!

i love Goya.... plus I'm an art history major Smiley

well done!
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