Wednesday, October 6, 2010

Fun with Fabric Paint


A little while ago (I've been intending to post about this for ages) I had a great day with Gail Van Itallie and some of the BAVA members at Gail's place in Biloela, playing with the Genesis Creations range of fabric paints. We scrunched, and sprinkled salt, folded, wrapped and generally manipulated fabric in all sorts of  ways and created some pretty awesome looking painted fabrics.


Kym grabbed my camera and snapped me posing with this bit of fabric I was very excited about... what do you think I should use it for? I'm having trouble deciding!


Kym (left) and Gail cuddled up beside the shaving foam...Yes, we marbled fabric using shaving foam as a medium to 'float' the paint...works a treat (and smelled kind of good too...) It's possible that there may have been quite a lot of laughing and mucking around going on in Gail's house that day...But what cracked me up most of all was the 'craft paper'...


It began the morning as what we all recognized as a roll of toilet paper. Gail held it up, as if it were a science exhibit, and said "This is toilet paper".

Then, she laid it on it's side, squished down hard and fast with her hand and said "Now it's craft paper!"

I learned so many things that day! And, I ordered a bunch of paints, which are still in their package on a shelf in my studio...One day very soon, they will be liberated from their nesting place and used in the manner which they were intended. I'll let you know how that goes...


5 comments:

Gail said...

Hi Tracey, Just got back from our trip. Four great weeks, didn't go where we had originally planned but still was great where we went. Was going to send you an email to see how you were getting on with the paints and if you had any questions. I noticed by this entry that we haven't had any problems yet!!. hahaha If you do have any question please don't hesitate to get in touch.

JOYita said...

Sounds like so much of fun!!

Tracey said...

Nice to have you home safely Gail! Glad you enjoyed your trip...if you're anything like me, it will be a bit hard to get back in the groove again! I certainly will give you a shout if I need extra guidance when I eventually break out those paints!

And yes Joyita, it was lots of fun! Great materials, and great company...can't go wrong with that combination can you?

Hannah Phelps said...

How did you get any work done with all the laughing you must have been doing, Tracy?

Thanks for sharing the experience!

Tracey said...

Hannah...that's a good question! But somehow we did - everyone left with a bundle of beautiful fabrics...and an intestinal workout from the endless belly laughter!