"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

Watercolor

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.

6 comments:

Anonymous said...

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

StegArt said...

I love these!

Elizabeth said...

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

Jeanne Turner McBrayer said...

Very nice! You are so multi-talented!

Kim said...

Michelle,
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.