Over at Three Creative Studios, they're offering a Technique of the Month. I wasn't going to do this because I already have enough to do, but this month the technique is painting on fabric with metallic paints.
I love metallic paints on fabric and decided that I just had to do this one.
I got out my old Jacquard Lumiere paints and my new Setacolor Shimmers. I used a plain white PFD fabric and a chunk of Kona black. First I doused the white fabric in diluted Liquitex soft body acrylic in Cadmium Yellow. I used some purple on the black.
I scrunched up the wet fabrics on my recycled ground turkey palettes and added more color with a sponge brush. Both got some Lumiere blue.
The yellow got more Lumiere in Citrine. It wound up getting a bunch more coats of diluted Lumiere because I wanted to change the hand of the fabric and make it more stiff for a specific project I had in mind.
The black was painted with Setacolor Shimmer in copper, then rescrunched and painted with some more of the copper. I let it dry while still scrunched, then heat set it.
I really like the way the black turned out with the blue and copper paints.
I also took some pale hand-dyes and wet them with water, then scrunched them in my handy palettes. I painted them lightly with full strength Setacolor in Pearl. and let them dry.
They have very subtle sheen and it was perfect for this project. I keep running out of light fabrics, so these were a nice addition. I used the greenish one for the triangles in the outer middle sides.
I used the blueish one for the small triangles in the dark outer triangles.
As always, if you want a better look at any of these pictures, just click on the one you want to see close up.