Tuesday, July 12, 2011

Freestyle Fabric Painting Expressions

Sponge work with details by my friend, Natasha

Summertime is a perfect time for extending your workspace to the outdoors.  What better outdoor activity for artists and crafters than fabric painting!  If you read my Freestyle Fabric Painting Tutorial, then you know how fun and easy it is to decorate fabrics using acrylic paints.

In recent weeks, I enjoyed several days fabric painting with family and friends. Here are some of our creative expressions.

Spicing up jeans...

My daughter, Arielle, paints Jen's jeans

Jeans detail

Making jean fabric...

Triangle print

Landscape painting...

Fabric landscape by Jen

Painting with carved print blocks made out of linoleum...

Linoleum block print on silk

Hand-carved linoleum print block

Watercolor expressions on cotton flannel...

I painted this on a piece of bed sheet flannel

I plan to use some of my hand painted fabrics for making baskets and bags for my Etsy Shop.  Stay tuned!

Have you tried my Freestyle Fabric Painting Tutorial?  I love to hear about your experiences!


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