Monday, February 11, 2019

“Daffodils” and “Blue Crab, Green Water”


“Daffodils” 
12" x 17" (Copyright 2019) White cotton fabric, acrylic textile paint, ink, cotton threads, wool batting. Based on an original drawing. Wholecloth painted, free-motion quilted

For these two new pieces, I worked in a slightly different way. First, I traced two of my drawings onto white PFD (prepared for dyeing) fabric, and layered it with batting and backing fabric. I stitched over the pencil lines with black thread. Then I painted, using PRO Chemical & Dye's transparent textile paints, base extender and water. My goal was to get a water color look and to avoid letting the colors bleed. I also used a black Micron Pima pen for cross hatching in the background, and some dots for shading. I liked this technique and will be trying it again.


“Blue Crab, Green Water” 19" x 19" (Copyright 2019) White cotton fabric; acrylic textile paint, commercial cotton fabric backing, cotton thread, wool batting. Wholecloth painted, free-motion quilted.


3 comments:

  1. I love the watercolor look and the contrast with the colors. I have played around with acrylics, but of course those are too stiff.

    Debbie

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  2. Hi, Debbie! Actually, this IS acrylic paint! It's just designed for fabric. I mixed it with base extender (sold by PRO Chem) and some water, and was successful in controlling the bleed.

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  3. And it's not very stiff. Doesn't change the hand of the fabric very much.

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