Thursday, September 10, 2009

Fabric Painting

Well I finally found time to try out my new fabric paints that I got from Laura at the Festival of Quilts. For a link to Laura's site see my last post.
They were really easy to use and I had great fun. I didn't do a lot as time was limited but what I did do I'm really pleased with. Especially the fact that when the paints dried the fabric was as soft and easy to handle as if I'd dyed it. In the past when using fabric paints the fabric has always been a tad stiff after painting.
The reverse technique is brilliant and gives an effect very similar to Batik. At the same time as one is printing that one also prints the plain fabric in the normal fashion so that one ends up with two pieces for the price of one! I am so impressed that I can see I will be doing lots more. I have a coffee morning tomorrow with some of my students so I will see what they think of the results.

The two pieces above are of the reverse printing. Below is a larger view. Click on the pictures to see a larger version.

This piece below is the print from the reverse printed piece,with a close up view next to it.

nd the piece below that is the print from the leaf reverse print piece, with a close up next to it.

I can't wait to do more. I love the way the colours mix together.