"If you hear a voice within you say, 'you cannot paint,' then by all means paint, and that voice will be silenced." --Vincent van Gogh

Thursday, October 18, 2007


It's long been one of my goals to incorporate painting with fabric. I made these postcards by painting some white muslin fabric with Dyn-A-Flow paints, using them as if they were watercolors. I then took some watercolor paper and painted a little scene that echoed the colors in the fabric. I edged the scene with copper tape and attached it to the fabric with metal brads.

The first picture shows how I inteded to finish the edges, but half way through the 3rd postcard (which is not pictured), my machine decided to stop working. I ended up finishing the others by hand - the easiest way to do that was to add some trim and whip stitch it on. I like the clean edges of the top two, but a girl's gotta do what a girl's gotta do!!!

It was challenging to work so small (about 2.5 x 3") with the watercolor paints, but I did enjoy getting them out again and hope to find some time to do more with them soon.


Anonymous said...

M, what stitch on your machine did you use around the edges? C

StegArt said...

I love these!

Elizabeth said...

These cards are beautiful!! Great job! I love the copper tape as an accent!!

Jeanne Turner McBrayer said...

Very nice! You are so multi-talented!

Kim said...

The Dyn-A-Flow has a wonderful watercolor effect, well done.
I "tagged" you - info on my blog.

katelnorth said...

These are super. If I could only paint, I might have to borrow the idea myself.