Thursday, September 22, 2011

printed fabric

I played around a little with one of my hand carved stamps
I really like creating a repeating pattern with it



and then I thought it would look great on fabric
I used some flour sack towels I had picked up a few months ago
they're big - and the loose weave soaks up the paint readily
I used an unevenly mixed orange and yellow combo of acrylic paint
without mixing the two colors perfectly, I got a nice variation of color



then was the question, "what to make with it?"









the Japanese crane .... bird of happiness .... and symbol of peace

26 comments:

Odd Chick said...

Your stamp made a beautiful pattern on the cloth. I have some dish towels I want to try your technique on. Thanks for the share!

Elizabeth said...

That's so beautiful -- I love the tiny button on the crane --

Dosfishes at Sparkle Days Studios said...

Oh Kimmie, this is so charming. I love you fabric color and whst you made with it. xox Corrine

Cynthia Eloise said...

love the fabric, a really great idea. i'm surprised you were able to get it to hold a fold for your bird, really cool.

Halle said...

Beautiful fabric. I could see that as a scarf.

ELK said...

just stunning kimmie~~ wow you amaze me

Teri said...

Send me some of that gorgeous fabric and I will make you a sling bag (or a tote bag). Love it, love it, love it!!!

sukipoet said...

beautiful stamped cloth. charming bird.

Katie said...

wow! Love the way the fabric turned out! And the bird is so sweet.

Denise Emanuel Clemen said...

Everything you do is gorgeous!

~*~Patty S said...

another brilliant exploration and result dear Kimmie

Your hand carved stamped fabric is gorgeous and your crane of peace is SO precious!
oxo

Sheila A. said...

Beautiful! Beautiful!! And SO imaginative.

PAK ART said...

I love how you take the ordinary and turn it into WOW. The crane is beautiful and so much more elegant than paper. Thanks for sharing your great ideas!

Dianne said...

Love this! I was thinking throw pillow... No I have to try carving my own stamp!

ooglebloops said...

The fabric turned out beautifully! Love your stamp. The crane is so cute - you need to make something large also- so the full effect of that gorgeous pattern shows thru!!

Yvonne said...

Wonderful stmaped fabric and love the colors. The bird is wonderful too.

T's Daily Treasures said...

Did you know that Wednesday was World Peace Day? I love your fabric crane, especially the fact that you printed the fabric yourself with paints and stamp. Beautiful! Have a great weekend. Tammy

Gayle Pritchard said...

The fabric came out really well, and looks fabulous. I've been discharging this week, so your post remitnded me to try discharging with a stamp.

Betty said...

Interesting stamp! Love the color of the fabric..

Jill said...

This is all soooo cool Kimmie! What kind of paint do you use for the fabric?

Sallyanne said...

Beautiful! Is the paint washable? Could you do this with a fabric dye?

*jean* said...

beautiful!!! i love the mix of paints and the pattern...

Becca said...

Beautiful!

ShirleyJo said...

Love this. Continue to be amazed by the creative talent out there in the blog world!

rebecca said...

be still my heart!!!!!!!!!!

Catharina Maria said...

Mooi = beautiful
houden van = love
♥RINI♥