Painting fabric!

I painted some fabric on Monday! Yay hay! The first thing textiley I have done for months…or so it seems. But I only ironed it today because on Monday night I started to go down with this horrible fluey cold and could barely drag myself out of bed Tuesday and Wednesday. Just gunky today though.

Anyway, I took a photo of it hanging on the line before the dreaded lurgy started.

But first I was distracted by Cobweb, looking chocolate-boxey lying on the roof of what used to be a shelter for the kids bikes. (Now they just clutter up the garage…).

grey and white cat lying on planks of wood

Here are the fabrics. I used acrylic paints and just some scraps of polycotton I have around. I thought if it was going to make it stiff, I might as well use up the polycotton rather than cotton. The only problem is, I won’t be able to overdye it or screen print it with procion dyes. But I can use it for the backs of postcards or as it is. I just like sploshing the paint on! Though I won’t get this cheap Dali acrylic paint from The Works again. The yellow stuff was all stiff and grainy. I had to throw it out. Ik. I will stick to Golden in future, even though I have to go to Cardiff to get it!

painted fabric on the line

It is a deeper colour than the photos suggest.

Here are a couple of detailed photos from when I was ironing them. Again, the colours are deeper than they look here. In the sparkly one, I mixed some irridescent Golden medium in with the coloured stuff.

painted fabric detail

painted fabric detail.

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5 Responses to Painting fabric!

  1. Candy Schultz September 21, 2006 at 2:52 pm #

    What is the sparkly stuff? They look great. Did you get the article?

  2. joyce September 21, 2006 at 4:37 pm #

    Your fabrics look great, especially in the close ups.

  3. MargaretR September 21, 2006 at 9:37 pm #

    Hope you are feeling better soon.
    I haven’t done any fabric painting using acrylics, so you have inspired me to have a go. Glad you mentioned the Dali ones as I had been wondering if they worth buying.

  4. Micki September 22, 2006 at 5:16 am #

    Hope you feel better soon. The fabrics are great.

  5. ann goodman September 22, 2006 at 3:38 pm #

    I loved the first photo Liz with a piece cut out for some other dream!! I Know the feeling. I loved your monthly hangings especially the first ones. Thankyou for being so generous with your work. Love Cobweb. She is THE LADY isnt she. I I have been busy working this afternoon in my 10 x 14 shed. I`m a changed woman when I enter it. All the best. Ann