Sunday, April 11, 2010

Paint Fabric While the Sun Shines

We had a sunny 62°F day here, so I ignored the housekeeping and yard work and pulled out the fabric paints for the first time this year.  I used some cotton pieces that I had previously painted but didn't really like plus two 12x12 plastic stencils from Crafters Workshop that I bought at Legacy Scrapbooks in Cedarburg last year. First I experimented with some Tulip fabric spray paint.  It's a pump spray rather than an aerosol so the effect can be splotchy, but it turned out pretty groovy with the "Flower Frenzy" stencil (shown above).

I had originally bought the stencils to use for sunprinting, so I tried that as well. I painted a layer of contrasting color (Pebeo Setacolor) over the previously painted fabric, and then placed the two plastic stencils, using thumbtacks to keep everything in place on this very windy afternoon. In the photo below, the Flower Frenzy and Cosmic Swirl stencils are visible at the top, and a piece I sunprinted earlier with Cosmic Swirl is at the bottom.
Sunprint With Stencils
So here's what I made today - the top two are sunprinted, and the bottom pieces were spray-painted.
Sun Print & Stencil Results

13 comments:

Connie Paxman said...

My word those are awesome and the spray is so brilliant. Makes me want to do a whole room with those stencils.
connie paxman

vintagepix said...

Thanks, Connie - I love these stencil patterns, too, though wiping them down after can be a bit finicky!

Terri Kahrs said...

OMG! Your fabrics are FABulous, Carolyn! Thank you, thank you for the link to the stencils. I haven't seen them in my area, so I'll be ordering some online soon. Hugs, Terri xxoxo

vintagepix said...

Thanks, Terri - aren't those stencils cool? I saw some more on their website that I hadn't seen in the store (not that I need to order anything... :o)

lady rock said...

Wow!I really loved that fabrics! there are a lot of painted fabrics, but putting figures in white color was an original idea, and it looks great, give it like an unique touch

vintagepix said...

Thanks, Lady Rock :D

Mel said...

Carolyn! These are just beautiful! I can't believe how vivid they turned out - that was a strong sun we had on Sunday! :D I can't wait to see how you use them in projects! :D

vintagepix said...

Thanks, Mel - I keep thinking I want to make a tote bag or something, but I have yet to sit down at the sewing machine for anything bigger than an ATC this year :D

vintagepix said...

Thanks, Lady Rock :D

PaMdora said...

These are really beautiful! I'd love to work with patterns and colors like this.

vintagepix said...

Thanks, Pam - I'm a little intimidated by the "big" pattern - I tend to work pretty small compared to you :D

Jaime Echt said...

Beautiful! I'm linking this wonderful posting to my blog!! www.thecraftersworkshop.com

vintagepix said...

Thanks, Jaime - I love these stencils - I've been buying some of the 6" ones over the winter and waiting for a day when I have both the sun and the time to paint fabric!

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