Painting with fabric
Today I decided to paint with fabrics using my version of the confetti quilting technique.
Throughout the year I collect all the remants from projects and store them according to color families. I normally use the prettier ones to create fabric beads but I have a lot.
Looking at them in their bottles made me think of paints. So today I decided to experiment with a fabric landscape and I am going to share the tutorial with eveyone.
The pieces are too small to sew.
So I decided to make them even smaller.
I wanted to make a landscape picture sort of twilight blending down to a pale green garden. These are the colors that I chose from the bottles of scraps
The first thing that I did was to lay down three pieces of cotton sheeting on a layer of a plastic bag.
I then took a botle of pva - plastic white glue
And diluted it with water till I had a thin mixture.
I then coated the fabric with a thin layer of diluted glue
Then the fun began. I sprinkled some of the darker blue fabrics in a random manner over the top area of the sheeting.
Pressed the pieces down with a damp cloth
then sprinkled purples in between and lower down on the sheeting
Continued with the colors till it looked like this. Not all the pieces are glued down.
I laid another plastic bag over the top
And then puit some weights on it. I will wait for it to dry overnight and tomorrow I will take the plastic off and shake it out so that the pieces that are not glued will fall off.
Its an experiment I am curious to see how many pieces remain affixed to it. If there are huge gaps I will stitch some fabric pieces down to cover them and then I will layer a piece of tulle over and randomly top stitch.
I have some white and black tulle. I think I will use the black because from what I have read the black intensifies the color whereas the white tulle flattens or deadens it.
We will see tomorrow. I will keep you posted of the progress.