Monday, May 3, 2010

Creative Painting on Fabric

Originally uploaded by sjmcdowell
I recently bought a book called "Journal Spilling" by Diana Trout.

If you love making your own journals and just letting loose of all your pent up artistic expression well Diana Trout can teach you how to do it step by step. Letting loose and just creating from your soul is one of the most freeing and rewarding things you can do for yourself.
I had some left over fabric from my Apron that I made for the Southern Belle retreat in April, and so I used some for a project I was doing using acrylic paints, inks and Shaving Cream...Yes, shaving cream is great to incorporate with your paints it makes it creamier and the paint does not dry up as quickly.
Anyway I had some plastic cups and caps filled with different colors of paint and even some India ink left over from another I started to use up the paint onto my fabric with foam brushes. I randomly started to brush the colors on to the fabric till I covered it completely.
I let the fabric dry for a couple of days and then thought ok what does it want to be?? I had some lovely Asian stencils so I used the Bamboo stencil and with Black India ink I dabbed my foam brush into the plain ink and randomly placed the bamboo stencil around the fabric. I also used Gold ink for the little stencil swirls.
Then I glued down some of the fabric onto the front cover of my Spilling Journal. Viola!!

If you would like to meet Diana Trout visit her at:

I wish all of you a wonderfully creative day!

Love to All,