If you subscribe to the 3 Creative Studios newsletter or read the blog, you may have seen the announcement on January 16 that we have started a Technique of the Month program. Sue introduced the first technique and it's Painted Batting.
Of course the program comes with prizes and this is the prize pack for the first month. It includes some of my hand-dyed fabrics, a hand made book from Sue and some other goodies too! All of this could be yours but you can’t win unless you enter so visit the free project page here and print off the Painted Batting Technique of the Month project sheet and have some fun painting up some batting. Then post your photo in the forums here to be entered into the draw to win this prize package.
This weekend while I enjoyed the snow, I decided to make some painted batting for myself.
These first two are painted white batting. I used some DyeNaFlow paints for the base, let those dry overnight and then over-painted with Jacquard and Stewart Gill metallic paints. I have some future projects planned for these.
Next I fused full sheets of bronze and red foil to some black batting. I sponged various shades of golds, coppers and silver metallic paints on both. Then I let them dry overnight too. After they were dry I stenciled green leaves on the bronze foiled piece and stamped silver metallic stars on the red one.
Here's the one that is painted on the red foil. I think this will become postcards.
This is the one that started with bronze foil. I turned this one into 6 postcards. The only stitching is the tracing around the leaf. I did that with metallic thread.
One of these will go to the winner of the Technique of the Month prize winner. It's also going to be the birthday card for my February birthday friends.