Now the fun begins. Three fabric paint colours of red yellow and brown and a paintbrush. I can mix different shades of paler browns that resemble an acorn. I tried it on paper and it worked fine, a little bit blurry on the linen fabric.
On the left side are the pieces of printed linen, which were later sewn into two pincushions. The oak leaf and the acorn is the prize pincushion for the giveaway.
This is the messy side of printing with all the bits of rubber cut away, mixing colours and then painting it on the leaf stamp. My finger ends covered in fabric paint. What is more astonishing, it was all performed on the ironing board. I was really just going to iron the fabric here. If I am at the ironing board I can look out across the shore and watch the sea coming in and the birds flying around and watch the hills and the sky changing. I feel like I am outside, high up from this upstairs window my view looks for miles over the estuary. So I stayed and printed there!
I played all afternoon. I printed on tags and other pieces of fabrics and used different colours. I discovered some lovely patterns and ideas fill my head. So my message is just enjoy, play and be the child and take pleasure from being creative. Then after a lovely time I do all the tidying up, cleaning and washing up of all the mess. I so enjoyed my afternoon. The fabric needs to dry and then be ironed to fix the paint. The next day I sewed the teatowel and pincushion for my lucky winners. I will make myself something another time with my printed bits of fabric.
I guess if you entered the giveaway you are waiting to hear the winners. All comments on 14th July names were included. I put all the names in a draw, my husband picked out the winner of the teatowel........MELODY. The pincushion is.........PONDSIDE. And an extra name was Katherine Thomas who I will send a pack of my cards to.
Thank you for the 19 comments, all your names were in the draw. I will post the three winners their prize as soon as I have your address, if you can please send them by my contact email, thank you.
If anyone would like to read a guest post I have written for Lin please go over to her blog, Lin's Creative Journey.... press this title on her page as there will be three parts, 2nd Tuesday and 3rd Wednesday. She is a talented calligraphy artist and teacher.
And as we have been enjoying some glorious weather I have been a tourist, riding on the steam train, going on the boat to Lake Windermere and to The Beatrix Potter gallery. Spending a lovely day out with my little five year companion from Scotland, drawing, feeding the swans and having strawberry scones at the Beatrix Potter tea shop. We made a scrapbook of our day. I once did this same trip with a class of thirty as our end of year school trip, very relaxing with just one and her mum.
And then a day sitting in the garden. Watching the sunset.
Hope you are all enjoying your weekend. See you soon. Millyx