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.


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!

MarveLes Art Studios said...

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