Tuesday, 23 October 2012

Fabric painting with seed pods

This weeks theme at Tag Tuesday was Seed Heads.
Today I had some fun with fabric and paint.
 I used a Star Anise seed head to print red and gold onto cream cotton
To add a little colour to the background
I sketched an outline drawing of a star anise seed pod and placed it over the fabric and then sponged over it with pink watercolour fabric paint. I let it dry and then ironed over it to set the colours.
 I used this fabric to make my tag, I cut a strip of the fabric when dry and frayed the edges, I then machine stitched it with gold thread to a wider, thicker cream fabric and again frayed away the edges.

Star anise and whole cardamoms were then hand stitched in place.
I also did a mono print with a darker wine coloured fabric paint on a large white ceramic tile.
With a small paintbrush I did a quick outline using the Star Anise as my inspiration and took a print with some cream cotton.
I went over the outline that was left on the tile with some gold fabric paint in places and placed the same printed fabric over the tile to pick up the gold.
I'm quite pleased with how it turned out.
Not sure what I will do with it next.
 It was nice to do something creative today :)
Yx

10 comments:

marigold jam said...

Gosh that's really lovely and you must have plenty of the fabric left over for other things too?

Yvonne Moxon said...

Thank you I did only use a little piece for the tag so it's nice to know I can use it again :)

Su said...

I love the prints, especially the last one. There always the conundrum about what to do with the left over printing though isn't there, I'm sure you'll find plenty of uses for it somewhere.

Su said...

I love the prints, especially the last one. There always the conundrum about what to do with the left over printing though isn't there, I'm sure you'll find plenty of uses for it somewhere.

TwinkleToes2day said...

Very beautiful fabric Yvonne. It would be lovely as a prayer flag base or as a abase for anything really, as you did the Tag. The colours are amazing :0) xx

Lynn Holland said...

Really good tutorial Yvonne, one to bookmark for later.
Lynn x

TwinkleToes2day said...

Hi Yvonne
Have you seen the post on Mel's blog about the NECC at Glasgow? If you're going Craftwork Cards have a special discount voucher for you to use on their stand D28 during the show.
http://theyorkshirefox.blogspot.co.uk/2012/10/hobbycrafts-show-secc-glasgow.html?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=Feed:+TheYorkshireFox+(The+Yorkshire+Fox)
Mo x

JansArtyJunk said...

Your printed fabric is wonderful Yvonne..and love the tag you made with it :)

PetraB said...

This is stunning! Absolutely love the result of your technique.

Yvonne Moxon said...

Thank you everyone :) I think I'll be doing more fabric printing soon, Ill take more pictures of the process next time.

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