Last week I embroidered a over a photo printed on fabric so this week I wanted to try going freehand. One thing I noticed about sewing over a photo was that the colors from the photo added a richness to the finished embroidery, acting as an underpainting. It gave me the idea to try to use fabric paint as a underpainting.
I grabbed some acrylic paint from my stash that was ‘skin-like’. I squeezed some out on a makeshift palette of aluminum foil and mixed.
It is a very good idea to test different colors on a scrap piece of fabric. They look so different and also change when they dry. *Tip - the drying process can be sped up using a hairdryer.
Thanks for joining me on my experimental journey. Hope you can join me next week when I try some colored fabrics!
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