Monday, August 24, 2009

Hope You Are Not Tired of Painting..........

I love this tie-painted piece! These are really fun and easy to do. Start with a fat quarter of PFD fabric and then pull up sections of fabric, wrap them tightly with string and tie the ends so they are secure. Do this randomly pulling up different amounts of fabric until the fabric is covered. These will look like little fingers sticking up on the fabric. Spray the whole piece lightly with water. In this piece it looks like I had 11 different ties.

Next using a paint mix of about 50% paint and 50% water, paint each 'finger' multiple colors being sure the paint saturates the fabric. Dab the paint around the outer edges of the 'fingers' so you cover most of the white. Let the piece sit for about 1 hour in a dark place so the paints will spread and blend. Then place the piece in the sun and let it dry completely (or let it dry overnight). Carefully cut the strings and be surprised by the results! Heat set by ironing on the back for a couple of minutes.

Each of these circles remind me of flowers and I plan on quilting them with multiple colors of thread. I think I will then embellish this with yarn, threads and beads. So many projects so little time.........

13 comments:

Dena said...

I like the effect you achieved. Each one reminds me of a starburst. I'm anxious to see it when you're finished.

Linda B said...

Flowers for sure. Should be gorgeous, and looks like fun!

LOVE STITCHING RED said...

Yes, they remind me of flowers too. What a lovely colourful piece of tied work

Carolyn
LOVE STITCHING RED

Vivien said...

Love it, but I say fireworks.

Michelle said...

I love this - it's so happy!

Edzellinni said...

Love the tie-dye! great colors. brings out my inner 60s radical, commune-hippie child (not that I ever was one really)! Now the dilema...to quilt it whole or cut it and mix it with other fabric, right?

linda stokes said...

Looks like fun - great result - should be good to quilt/embellish.
Thanks for your comment on my dyed fabrics. For very good & comprehensive dyeing books I'd recommend - Ann Johnston's Color by Accident & Color by Design.

yvonne said...

Thanks for visiting my blog. I love your work and look forward to seeing more.

Judy Alexander said...

Interesting how we all see different things. Thanks for the feedback.

Lynn said...

Well this is a flash to the past with tye dying t shirts and such.
Love the idea and might try it too, thanks for the idea, and for coming to my blog today! Hope you come again. My daily blog is http://lynn-nonameblog.blogspot.com (Lynn Getting My Feet Wet...you can see more of the art I do more regularly there. Did you fabric paint or acrylics on this?

GENICA said...

I recently came accross your blog and have been reading along. I thought I would leave my first comment. I dont know what to say except that I have enjoyed reading. Nice blog. I will keep visiting this blog very often.


Sara

http://paintingdrawing.net

Judy Alexander said...

Welcome Sara. Glad you stopped by.

Martha Marshall said...

Brilliant! I can imagine all kinds of possibilities with quilting and embellishments.

Every time I look at a wonderful fiber art site like yours I get more inspirations for my paintings.

Thanks so much for visiting and commenting on my blog!