Having never tried English paper piecing, I decided it was time to give it a try. I picked up a package of 1" hexie papers and set about making a rosette. (my very first one) so I kept it plain and simple to make sure I understood the technique)
Then a thought popped into my head........what would happen if I doodled on each hexagon before putting them together?
Now, of course, you KNOW I had to test that idea
I drew some "guidelines" on the fabric to make sure the drawing would end up in the right spot ( I used a Frixion pen for this as I will want them gone later)
|Doodled with a permanent marker|
|Ready to assemble|
I made sure to brush the paint over the "fold" lines so I would not have any "blank" spots
|Finished ....Doodled-Painted Hexagon Rosette|
Not perfect, but certainly interesting results...... Something tells me I will be doing more of these!!!