Here is my first creation on fabric using Derwent Intense pencils and blocks. I even drew the flower, butterfly etc. myself. I don’t really think that it is a so-called ‘masterpiece’ but one has to start somewhere. I have never tried drawing in my life and I never would have if it had not been for my friend, Sue Forey.
This is just a small tote bag that can be used to carry whatever will fit in it. It can also be used for a gift bag. This is for sale in our shop on Etsy. I am already working on coming up with another ‘masterpiece’ to ‘paint’ on another tote bag.
I am starting another new activity. I was reading a magazine and I saw an artist that was hand painting fabric covered buttons. I admired the individuality and originality of what I saw so I thought that I should give it a try.
These are my favorite one that I have done so far. These are just over an inch in size. I am always looking for unique buttons that make a statement. I think that hand painted fabric covered buttons will definitely fit into that category.
These last buttons I used hand dyed fabric and black paint. I certainly have room for improvement but I do find it enjoyable. These buttons are for sale in our shop.
I have been looking forward to receiving these Derwent Inktense blocks and pencils that I use for doing artwork on fabric. These are so easy and fun to work with on fabric. And look at the colors!
Here is a photo of some of the images that I have painted onto a canvas tote with inktense.
I also was waiting impatiently for some screen printing ink that I use for stamping. I ordered metallic and they arrived in the mail too.
All of these arrived in the mail within 2 days of each other. I have such plans for everything. There is just one problem. My thoughtful, kind, generous husband brought something home to share with me that is taking up a lot of my time. It is called the swine flu. OMG!!! I really wish that he had not been so generous with this. I have been sick all week and I am still trying to get over this. I am taking Tamiflu and the bathroom is my favorite room in our house at the moment. I won’t be able to start working with these new items for a while longer yet. Life can be cruel at times.