Happy Easter! Since bright and happy colors are everywhere, I thought you might enjoy the colored version of the stitched leaves pattern that I’ve been working on. This particular piece is white Kona cotton free-motion stitched with black Aurafil thread and painted with fabric paints.
Remember my “brain dump” on the return flight from Florida?
Now to add color. I LOVE my thin fabric paints (I use Dye-na-flo) because the colors are so clear and bright, they don’t obscure the color of the thread, and the feel of the fabric doesn’t get stiff as with regular fabric paints. However, the bleeding can be a headache.
I used a product that is supposed to stop the paints from bleeding but retain the clear bright colors. I think it was somewhat successful. However, if I REALLY want to insure that the paint doesn’t bleed, I may have to use a better resist in the areas that I want to make sure stay paint free.
I painted one with inks – an unmitigated disaster that is awaiting a new life as something, but I can’t imagine what. It’s pretty horrible. Not even fit for coasters.
It’s been a wonderful day – I got to sing with my FABULOUS women’s choir at Good Friday services, had a fun lunch with them, then made a happy leaf picture. I am blessed to overflowing.
Best wishes, and a Happy Easter to you all! Chris