I hope you all have had a lovely weekend.
I’m exhausted!! I have been buying dress making patterns on ebay. That is seriously nerve wrecking. My heart was racing waiting to put my final bids in. Does anyone else buy much off ebay? Do you feel the same when you do it? I was lucky and got most of what I wanted. Oh, the joy, after many, many years, of not being able to lay my hands on craft stash.
Anyways……..A quick little post tonight to share a project that I recently made for Crafty Individuals using one of their new fabric panels. Loved using them. Jean and Malcolm sent to me one of each of the new panels to use. You know when you have one of something and you are sure you are going to cock it up!! Luckily, everything was fine and I was happy with the projects when they were finished.
The panels are soft, white cotton with the image printed in black.
For this panel I painted the fabric panel with some clear gesso and then painted it with some thinned Acrylic ink. To finish it off, I added some fabric paint dots.
The gesso and ink transformed the soft cotton panel into more of a canvas which I loved because then they can be used for a lot of different projects such as gluing on wood, making hangings or purses. They make great embellishments and pockets for bags…some of those are coming up over the next week. Using them to embellish home decor projects is another one. The list is endless.
Don’t think you have to use clear gesso or acrylic inks. I did a bit of experimenting as carefully as I could with the panels. You can use fabric spray inks and fabric paint on them. If you have a fabric medium, you can use your acrylic craft paints. You can embroider them! Only just thought of that one. Pretty little beads in the center of the flower would look nice. You can give the white panels a vintage look by dying them in tea or coffee.
Jean Hardy from Crafty Individuals is demonstrating the new panels and some gorgeous new Christmas Stamps on Hochanda TV tomorrow Monday the 3rd December 2018 at 12 pm and 4p.m UK time.
That’s all from me.
Thank you for looking.