Make Your Own

fabric, that is.  That’s what a friend and I did last week, using acrylic paints, oil pastels, and Derwent Inktense pencils.  We tried rubbings, stampings, and painting.  It was just like being a kid again, splashing in the blowup wading pool.  Lots of “let’s try this,” “you can’t hurt that ugly fabric,” and “stop hogging the periwinkle paint.”

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leafprint-spongeddripclothFrom the top left,  spiderweb fabric printed with rubber bands and colored with yellow marker; dyed damask tablecloth stamped with acrylic paint; dyed homespun tablecloth stenciled with acrylic paints and Inktense pencils; dyed damask tablecloth stamped with painted leaves and sponged on paint; and an old pillow case used underneath painted cloth to catch the drips.

I hope my mother isn’t rolling over in her grave at my desecration of her damask table linens.  The fabric is a bit stretchy, but it has a lovely sheen woven into the patterns.

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