One of the techniques in the book for adding texture to a painted piece was to crinkle the fabric up.
|Crinkled fabric drying on lawn (subliminal message: you do not see dandelions in my lawn!)|
|Dryed and pressed fabric that was crinkled|
And finally, after a long day of fun in the sun, it was time to clean up. I still had a few pieces of fabric left and we still had some mixed fabric paint left, so we improvised and finished everything up rather than throw anything away.
Top fabric - fingers were dipped into the paint and then sprinkled over the fabric. Some of the mixed paint was opaque and some transparent - can you tell which is which? We also had some cute elastic shapes that we put on top of the fabric for sun-printing - these worked quite well.
Middle fabric - sponged leftovers onto fabric and heavily salted. Love the way the salt provides texture to the finished pieces.
Bottom right - last piece of fabric was just dipped into the remaining containers one corner at a time and allowed to soak up the remaining paint. Result was a nice saturated blend of colours. Again, this one was thoroughly salted.
|Close up of corner of the last piece of fabric|
All that was left to do was wipe the tables and pack everything back into the house for me, the car for my 2 friends. Rather than use paper towels for wiping up between pieces of fabric, I used a single piece of fabric. This is what it looked like at the end of the day:
May all your messes be beautiful!
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