Wednesday, October 19, 2011

Seriously fun

I've been wanting to try stamping/rubbing on fabric. I have 3 small shiva paint sticks and this was the moment. Seriously, I need to fine tune my technique but what a lot of fun. YES! This will get designated space and time. I'll be looking to buy some more. Not sure where I got these but surely they must be in the city somewhere.






I taped the fabric down and slid the rubbing plate under. It can be taped down as well. Then I peeled the dried coating back from the paint stick and rubbed.




I moved things around by changing plates and colours to get a layered look. Then I dug out a few stencils and a stencil brush. The leaf is too 'in your face' and the faeries look a little sun burned.

As I was stenciling I had a thought about brush clean up. Stencils? hmmm? Well, I used the ubiquitous baby wipes and so far so good.



Everything is curing and then I'll heat set it. It'll be ready for the next layer, thread painting.

3 comments:

HollyM said...

They are fun aren't they? I used one to do a rubbing of tree bark last week.

Dandelion and Daisy said...

Man, you just have too much fun!

Leslie McNeil of MarveLes Art Studios said...

What a wonderfully FUN start! Try Amazon.com or Quilting Arts online store for better deals on paintstiks. Also Cedar Canyon Textiles. com might be another source to try.