Solid color fabric in my stash? Not so much! So I turned to paint and played. I believe I mentioned this technique in an earlier post, but I did it a bit more today. And I love surprise results, so I don’t aim for anything specific.
Squirt a few drops of paint inside a plastic bag.
Add a damp, scrunched up piece of fabric. Squish around in the bag.
Remove the fabric and spread it out to dry. Voila!
You’ll never get the same results twice, even using the same paints as I did above. I had a couple of ideas immediately for how I want to use these.
Stamped leaves, appliqued onto a soft background..
Lovely fern on a bright colored background. However, I tried using this ‘vintage’ plastic fern as a stamp and was totally unsuccessful. Now I have some green blobs on the background, but I’ll have to find a better way to get the fern design on it. Maybe I’ll go look for a good stencil.
This piece started out as a plastic bag background, too. I stamped the pear design on it because the colors just seemed right.
Stitching around each stamped design was easy-peasy.
The shadows seemed to need a little emphasizing, so out came the paints again for a few shades of gray.
Now my only decision is whether or not this is done or if I’m going to add some shiny or some beads or some foo-foo.
I think I just want to keep it plain, mount it on this black and put it on a canvas. Opinions are always welcome, you know!
So now what? Go buy some solid color fabrics or dye a bunch in many colorways…I do have a couple of sets of graduated dyes already. I could always use those first, but I DO feel better when I have a full palette with which to work!!!! Hmmm…I added this post to Nina-Marie’s Off the Wall Friday so be sure to check out her blog and all the other links to so many great blogs!