Wednesday, October 1, 2008

Fun with Color

So today, I did my first watercolor on some soy milk treated muslin. The soy is supposed to keep the watercolor from bleeding into surrounding fibers. It worked pretty well, but as you can see, not perfectly. I think if I would have waited until the colors were completely dry before painting the adjoining section, it would have worked better.

The fabric pieces (flowers and berries) are just placed on top of the piece for now. When the piece is completely dry, I'll do some stitching around and on top of them.

I really loved painting on fabric. I'll be doing some more for sure. And I like the idea of combining painting, piecing and applique. All my favorite techniques, using my favorite medium...fabric.

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