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.”
From 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.