Thursday, June 14, 2012

Making a Mess

Its been a long time since I last painted on fabric -- back in my book art days in fact.  But I've begun a new project and the cloth and the paints are back out on my work table.

This is fun!  Mixing acrylics with water, trying to get just the right mix - not too thin, not too thick.  Playing with colors 'does it need a bit more orange?' 'does it need less white?

Wetting the fabric so the paint will soak in easily and then going at it - brush in hand wildly spreading so there aren't too many sections of stiff paint.  A wash is what I'm looking for so it means moving quickly over and over, sometimes just a touch sometime several layers.

"All that is necessary to paint well is to be sincere." - Maurice Denis


  1. Sometimes making a mess is enormous fun!

  2. ..enjoy being a butterfly!

    What are you painting for I wonder? :-)

    x C

  3. A mess is creativity and very satisfying if we don't have to tidy it up to make room for other activities such as dinner!

  4. That's a good mess! I was playing with that too-now i need to sew them into something.
    take care!

  5. LOL!!!!!
    Proud of you and your mess. :)
    Lurking Barbara



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