Wednesday, August 19, 2009
Painting fabrics and "Crave"
This week's prompt is Crave, Jaye asks 'what do you crave'?
I crave inspiration and ideas so my response is a light bulb.
If you crave hot fudge sundaes or scrumptious chocolate cake, here is an excuse to indulge. The plastic containers that those treats come in can be useful items in your studio. Use the sundae containers when mixing fabric paint, snap the lid in place to store the excess. The cake containers make handy lidded bowls when inverted, they are just the right size to rinse a small amount of fabric or for soaking in Bubble Jet set solution.
I plan to print more of my prompt responses onto fabric destined to become postcards so I thought I'd create some interesting background pieces.
I began by covering my table with an inexpensive piece of 8 gauge vinyl, instead of actually painting, I pour the paint onto the work surface and then lay or drag the fabric in the paint.
I change and add colours as I go until I have something of interest.
I scrunch them up, toss coarse salt on top and leave them to dry. I really like the way the tone on tones act as a resist with the paint.
I think these will do nicely.