Friday, September 26, 2014


This process was a lot of fun.....with such unexpected results.....the paint totally changes the look of the fabric and the quilting motifs. Who knew?!?

 I'm not sure who to give credit to for this in progress piece....Kate??
 Denny's completed piece.....we all LOVED this one.
 This is Gen's.  Her machine quilting is so beautiful she could smear ketchup on it and it'd be grand!
 I think this was Val's......done on a stitched (maybe linen) placemat.
 Judy shared a couple of pieces of canvas with me.  With one or two layers of house paint in place......I started mixing some acrylic paints, applying with a small foam brush in an attempt to create a landscape.  Again, there were many layers. One benefit of this crazy technique is the ability to keep adding layers and layers until you are satisfied with the look.  I'm very happy with this piece and hopefully can figure out how to feature it.
Here's another canvas piece I made. One surprise was how fairly flexible the fabrics remained....not nearly as stiff or plastic feeling as I expected. When we talked about doing this technique I was a bit dubious.....and am now so pleased that we explored this unusual version of painting on fabric. 


Kathy said...

Can't wait to have time to try this. It looks like so much fun. I like the ones with multicolor paint jobs...not sure I would have come up with that idea without seeing what you guys did. Fantastic job! Thanks!

Kit Lang said...

Your students had great results!

Regina B Dunn said...

Looks fun and satisfying.

Nancy said...

Outstanding results! Such fun.

Norma Schlager said...

I have done a couple of pieces where I quilted, then painted, but yours are much more involved and I love them. Makes me want to do some more.

Teresa Duryea Wong said...

Looks cool. But also, you need a bit of courage to paint after quilting! Love these.