Wednesday, October 24, 2012
Pumpkin painting people
Hello October Pumpkin lovers!
Some autumnal color for you!
pumpkin colored October sunset close up
why are these fine ladies smiling under a shady tree?? (see below)
they just painted up a patch/batch of pumpkins on fabric about the size of a postcard. i asked them to make several after we practiced a bit of sketching on paper to loosen up.
they made some to send and some to keep .
(even if folks don't sew one can always glue the
small original painting
onto a card stock to make a greeting card )
we also made sunsets on water and mountains and got more paint on fabric squares than on our clothes.
I love to demo and in doing so usually get the most paint on myself.
oh, i don't mind as it eventually washes off my skin and i do wear painting clothes to class,well usually. it takes about a year to get a shirt painted good and i help it out by often wiping my paint brushes directly on my shirt in class.
Erin, Beth, Heather, Becky, and Aliea shine!
a palette, a yogurt lid really, with paint on it will be applied to fabric soon as i wind down.
after the painting class leaves,
i like to clean up the left behind paint onto pieces of fabric close at hand.
below are a few sections of cloth left to dry.
tomorrow i will iron them flat and eventually wash/iron them as i design, play, quilt and collage with these random colored cloth bits.
art cloth in the making, step one ..... above
ironed flat fabric of many colors to ready to inspire
After a painting session, i wash my brushes and then let them dry flat on table before stashing them upright again
in jars or cups for storage.
i have some brushes that are 30 plus years old that i still reach for!
my favorite paint to use on fabric is a screen printing inks by Versatex,
i have used these for many decades and love them much .
i get them from dharmatrading.com
bushes come from dick blick , my favorite one is the angled shader brush .
found one more use for my painted and clean up coffee filters.( some colorful filters are shown in the previous Pear Blossom post.)
this time i did a little gathering stitch around the circumference , gathering it up with care, stuffed it with a bit of fluff, cinched closed after inserting a dried stem from an avocado dipped in a bit of glue. a scrap of green fabric cut in leaf shape slipped over stem and let dry. paint more color onto finished pumpkin if you like. might take some of that fabric of random colors and make some more. i usually make them out of fabric but that coffee filter said...pick me! and it worked!