Wednesday, November 9, 2011

Playing with Fabric Paint

Today I was playing with fabric paints.


For these ones I used watercolour paints (my children's old school paint) with textile medium on wet fabric. For each one I only used two different colours, but as they sat drying, different colours appeared. I heat set them. The butterflies are stamped with fabric paint after.


This one is painted with fabric paint on dry fabric.


I then couched embroidery threads down (with a special sewing machine foot) using different types of sewing threads, and zig-zag or decorative stitches. It is the first time that I have used this foot and it worked very well.

All ready for  quilting. This will be a quilt for the Alzheimer's Art Quilt Initiative.

Have a great day and thanks for stopping by!

6 comments:

Wendy said...

You're doing awesome with these quilts! I like the look of your couching foot. Wonder if they make one for my Brother.

-w

Sheila said...

Very interesting blocks and wonderful you are making them for such a great cause.

Joan said...

You are doing well Joanne - soemone will be very happy :)...

LG Harris said...

This looks like a great project. There's nothing better than get out the brushes and the paint trays and having a go at a bit of craft.

Needled Mom said...

That looks like a fun and creative process. Very nice!

Myra said...

Adventurous play you've got going on there girl!! Awesome! 8-)