Friday, January 17, 2014

Painted heart







Over at Creative Craft Cottage the challenge is to use felt or fabric on your project.  I used fabric paint and a heart stencil - the paint is quite thick so I added a splash of water and applied it with a firm brush . The results were very good and had crisp edges . There was a small amount of paint left on my palette so I added lots of water and did a third stencil -as you can see from the bottom pic the paint oozed around making a much bluer background .
I'm off for a coffee and when the fabric is dry I will cut out the hearts and sew them together .

Well my coffee has gone and I've done a bit of laundry -the blue paint is dry so now I've  added yellow paint to flowers which had empty centers.My intention was to sew the two hearts right sides together ,turn and stuff  but the white outline around the heart made me think shabby and clipped - I stitched carefully around the blue heart then clipped right up to the stitches. I was intending to use this as a  pin cushion but it's so pretty I think it just needs a ribbon to hang on the door handle.



2 comments:

Merry said...

Terrific, I like that clipped edge....what a fun project. You have had a very productive day.

Eileen Dobson said...

Love this technique, thanks for sharing it with us over at Creative Craft Cottage.