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Sunday, November 20, 2011

Transfer Paints - First Try - Karen

I finally mixed them up and tried them.  The first two photos are the results on some sheer poly stuff.  One is from the "fancy" section of the fabric store and the other is leftover from Halloween.

The fabrics are really sheer (you can see threads stuck to my design wall showing through).  I think this would be fun used as a technique to put color on some kind of an overlay -- it's very subtle.  I plan to experiment a bit more with these.

 This was the poly satin from the "fancy" department -- all this fabric was on sale and not terribly expensive.  I took a cue from the comments on the previous posts and placed a piece of laser cut paper from the scrapbooking department over the painted paper as a stencil.  The color is slightly darker than it looks on my monitor.
And this was my favorite.  I did it in two sections, using two different painted sheets.  The fabric is a 70/30 poly cotton blend and gave me the best color -- although I may have just gotten the hang of it as this was the last one I did.  I really like the color showing through the stencil.

I have to admit, I was dismayed when I mixed up the colors -- the yellow looked kind of brownish and the blue looked purple.  When I mixed the two, the color was muddy.  I was pleasantly surprised at the change in color on the fabric.  I have a bunch more paper painted up, so I'll be playing with it a bit more before I'm finished.  I'm thinking of painting an image, then trying to transfer it.  


  1. fun results! I had to try several times (over the course of a couple of days) before I got anything I liked. Love the last one!


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