Friday, May 22, 2009

Sunny Days

We’ve had some very sunny and calm days, so I’ve been wanting to paint up some fabric with the Setacolor paints I keep buying on clearance from Michael’s. I finally got to it a couple of days ago.

This piece started as plain white muslin, and was folded, rubber-banded, and doused with various yellows and reds:

setacolor_pleated_wet

Here it is dry (this picture doesn’t do justice to the differentiation of colors):

setacolor_pleated

I dampened the next piece of white fabric, then squirted various reds and yellows onto it, then squished it to work the paint through. I laid it out in the sun and sprinkled leaves over it to get the “sunprinting” effect. After it was dry, I stamped it with turquoise fabric paint and a stamp I made from rubber gasket material:

setacolor_sun_stamped

5 comments:

Sue B said...

Love that last piece!

Judy Alexander said...

Great fabric! I have checked at the Micheal's close to me and no Seta color clearance.....bummer!

norma said...

Great pieces! Did you paint the stripe on the first one or did that occur with the folding? I really like the second one, one of my favorite color combinations.

Antonija said...

These are great! I also bought a bunch of the Setacolor on clearance at Micheal's, but haven't done anything with them yet. Your experiments are very inspirational. Thanks!

purplepaint said...

Oh this is beautiful!!! What kind of fabric dye do you use? I've been wanting to try some... Marva