Wednesday, February 08, 2006

Painted Fabric a la Sonji

Last night I was feeling rather glum and right before bedtime I got a reply to a comment I had made to Sonji on the wonderful fabric she painted. I asked "how" and she replied presto, pronto. Now after reading her tutorial--I couldn't get to sleep--dreaming about painting fabric! And today I made this blue fabric. My box of paints runs to baby colors--nothing very exciting--so I settled on blue because I had a range of tones. I forgot to wash my fabric first. So maybe things could have been better. This was unbleached muslin so the clear, white background wasn't present. I'm not complaining though. I love my fabric!!!!

So when my daughter called regarding a visit to Joann's I jumped on it. I needed fabric--Sonji buys a bolt with her coupon--so I wanted one. And I needed vibrant paint not baby colors.

Shopping Haul. Paints in a range of yellows to orange: blue to turquoise: lime to dark green: pinks to dark red. And I got metallics in gold, copper, silver. Tomorrow I will be washing fabric and then painting more fabric. This is fun! Thank you, Sonji for being my mentor in this process. I can't stop smiling.


Carol Dean said...

oohh, you're going to have so much fun. Be sure to share the results. I love the blue circles, by the way.

Sonji Hunt said...

Wash the fabric first to get the sizing out of it. Then the paint will penetrate better. Have fun. You purchased some of my favorite colors! I hope we don't end up with doublemint twin work! Seriously, I can't wait to see what you do next.

Lisa, Procrastinator Extraordinaire said...

The blue circles are marvelous! What kind of paint is it? Acrylic? Special for fabric? I've got to try that!