Friday, April 14, 2006

I have been painting for days. I think I've painted about 60 yard of fabric so far and I'm not done yet. I have very little paint left in this line that I wanted to finish out. Here is a pic of the set up. I had yards and yards of a light teal cotten. I ripped it into one yard pieces and placed one on top of the other and wet them down. Not a whole lot of that paint left.

I then pour most of my favorite majenta into a styrofoam container and mix with water and start brushing it on here and there. Then I add 0ther colors and blend them as I go. I use a 2 1/2 inch canvas painting brush.

Here is the piece with all the colors blended. I layed in on a wire fencing so when it dries it has little squares all over it. Pretty cool.

Here is a piece I painted yesteday (on the left), line dryed and dryer on hot. I will still iron and then wash and then iron again. The highlighted areas are an irridecent paint I add on top after I finished blending. The one on the right is one I did a while back, it's still up on my board.

Here is a pic of the ones from a few days ago.

I'm sorry I don't have more pics as I'm doing it. I have gloves on and I get my hands in it and you know the rest. I am painted from head to toe. I have special clothes that I wear to paint in and I just hang them up to dry when I'm done. If you have any question, I'll be happy to answer them.
Here is a sample of a fabric paint by Deco Americana that I'm going to finish out too. I already got a new supply from them. This is a pink and purple blend with sparkle. After I finished painting the fabric, I added extra stardust.

Close-up of the stardust. Well blogger is not cooperating. I'll try again later.

Aha, it worked this time.


Sarah said...

Wow! That's a lot of work - but you've got some beautiful results there!

I just started dyeing fabric, I like to experiment.

Rosy said...

Thanks sure is fun isn't it? I haven't started to dye yet. I still have lots to paint...