Friday, October 11, 2013

Transforming Fabric

Sometimes you know exactly the look of fabric you want....but what if it isn't readily available? I often get what I need by working a little transformation on my fabrics with simple techniques.

For my current project, I took a polka dotted tone on tone (whites) and began by circling each "dot" with a Micron pen.....and there are a lot of dots.


Then I simply brushed on diluted fabric paint....in this case, the paint is a transparent Setacolor by Pebeo........heat set with an iron once dried. I love the way the dots act as a resist.



come back next week if you are curious to see what I am using this for.
a quick look at what the fabric looked like when I painted a section without inking


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12 comments:

Dolores said...

I wonder what it would have looked like if you skipped outlining the odd dot.

Brenda said...

it looks great! I've overdyed white on white with great results too.

Quilt Rat said...

Hi Dolores, I have added a photo of what it looks like with out the pen work.....you will see next week why I added the ink.

Regina B Dunn said...

That's a very cool idea!

Julianne said...

Lovely effect.. I may have to give it a try soon.

Lorna McMahon said...

Brilliant. I love this!

Linda M said...

Great idea!

MulticoloredPieces said...

Amazingly simple and cool idea with a great effect.
best, nadia

Leslie McNeil said...

oh my gosh... this is really, really striking! wonderful results!

Michelle May-The Raspberry Rabbits said...

Oh my gosh...I can't believe you traced all those dots. Totally cool! I love the color and I can't wait to see what you are doing with this.

Createology said...

Your transformed fabric is stunning. My brain would never have even thought to ink around each dot and then dye the entire piece. Amazing!

Diane J. Evans said...

WOW!! Talk about a Zen experience -- outlining all those dots must have put you into a wonderful meditative state. Love the final result, as always.

Diane

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