inspired by my time spent in alisa burke's class at inspired, i wanted to try my hand at creating my own fabric design. so with nothing but a ball point pen and a slab of canvas i began drawing a loose handed repeat poppy pattern.
i discovered the magic of jacquard's dye-na-flow in her class as well. it is simply the best colorant i have ever used on muslin and canvas. it doesnt bleed on dry fabric, it will only "flow" where you add moisture so painting with an aquabrush is perfect. this is only the turquoise dye-na-flow simply diluted out with water to create the color variance. LOVE!
then i started filling in the background with Scarlet Dye-na-flow
once the color was done i tossed the piece into the dryer to heat set the color (and because i have no patience to wait for it to dry!)
i began cutting up the large piece into smaller pieces for it's next transformation...the reason i started this process.
a pocket (with my special hoarded fabric lining!)
can you see it yet?
if i had put some make up on today i would have left my face in the photo...HA!, but it is a holiday!
happy memorial day!
god bless our troops and all those that have fought for our freedom!