Monday, June 17, 2019


My guild offers several times a year classes taught by professional teachers.  This past week a class was offered on painting on fabric.  
I have been interested in this for some time, purchased various paints, and pencils.  The main problem has been not enough knowledge to really use them effectively.  I knew this was the break I needed to get some knowledge.
 The paints used were Jacquard Versatex.  They were thick and easy to work with.  Also water soluble so easy clean up.  
Vickie Johnson the teacher taught us a variety of different ways to use the paints.  This one was applied with a piece of cardboard that had pleated kitchen plastic wrap placed around the cardboard.  I thought the brown swatches might look good as tree trucks.  
These three were applied with sponges. I can see the green used as grass and one could cut a leaf out of the brown/gold.  
This was my favorite.  I had several stencils that I tried with the paints.  I really liked how they came out and this will really be one I can use in many different ways on projects.
This used some water color crayons rubbed over a plastic template. I do not have this type of crayon, but do have some Intense blocks so I think I could use this method some time.  It was interesting.
Defiantly a favorite of mine.  I used block stamps on the right and on the left we painted the backs of leaves right out of our gardens and applied them on to the fabric.  Another method I would really use.  
And the last method unveiled after it dried all night was fabric painting an entire fat quarter.  I figured when I did it that I had not done a good job.  However, when I finally un-bunched it, ironed it out to make it permanent I like it.  Now to figure out a place to use it on some project.  
Such a fun class and since I invested in two starter sets of the paints and one white paint too I best get busy and see if I can actually do something with these items and make some more of my favorites.


  1. I've experimented with fabric a little in the past. My guild has a fabulous dyer/painter that offers classes to members periodically. I really like the leopard-print-looking piece as well as the green & yellow FQ. Great job!

  2. Thank you so much for linking this up today. I've been reading up hand dyeing fabrics and am curious about the color fastness. A friend of mine is an awarded fabric artist and does beautiful work such as what you have shared here. In case you want to check out her work, You'll have to let me know how the color fixing stands up to laundering.

  3. Looks like it was a fun class! Have fun experimenting :)

  4. Looks like a very good class, and that you had a lot of fun!

  5. It looks as if you are going to have a lot of fun experimenting with what you have learnt. This class sounds as if it was not only fun but you gained a lot of new knowledge.

  6. That looks like lots of fun... I love fabric painting and bring all my paints when we go camping. No problem with spills and clean up, and the kids love it!

  7. That looks like a fun class. Love the leaves and flowers.