Saturday 20 July 2019

2019 #11 Retro Colour Palettes: Painting on Fabric with EKD {by Carol Fox}

2019 Topic 11: Retro Colour Palettes

This is such a fun idea that can spin off into so many directions with ease. Carol has chosen Kim's retro stamps with bright retro colours, and I love the door-stop idea! There's so much satisfaction when you create a project from fabric, and then make something from that fabric too!!! ~ Leandra

Hi everyone, Carol with you today, and I'd like to share with you a fabric doorstop. Fabric is one of my favorite mediums to work on. I think this is simply because sewing was my first love in the crafting world and now I love to create my own fabric patterns with stamps and stencils either with plain cotton as I have here, or on ready made items that I have purchased, nothing grabs me while shopping like a nice white plain T Shirt just waiting to be altered into your own personalised item.

So if you don't fancy making a whole item like I have here grab a T Shirt and have a go; maybe that one you dropped your takeaway down and the stain has never gone away.

I added a flower embellishment  to my finished doorstop.

I used Little Black Dress to stamp images from EKD06  and EKD03 onto plain white cotton


I used 3 colours to paint my images Tango, South Pacific and Granny Smith

I added Satin Glaze to them to slow the drying time as fabric is quite slow to paint onto and gave them a little spritz of water to thin them slightly, just a tiny amount as too much will make the paint wick into the fabric.

once all my images were painted I made up my doorstop stuffed it and added dried rice to give it some weight.

I found some stickles in my stash that matched quite well with the Fresco paints I had used, so I added some sparkly highlights to my images.

I stamped the flower from EKD06  three times onto white cotton and stuck this onto Grunge paper. Once coloured I layered the images up to make my embellishment. I did not have a small orange button so I painted a white one with Tango Paint to match.

stamped and coloured a couple of acrylic charms, using stamps from EKD03. I sealed the painted sides with glossy accents. I added these with some beaded ribbon to my flower.

I just cut my door stop to a size that I wanted and it has ended up approximately 14 cm square and 16 cm high and I had a rough idea of how to make it up so I just went for it. But there are lots of ideas with links to patterns on Pinterest if you want to make one and need a pattern or instructions.
I enjoyed making this as I like to make useful things and it is nice to use your crafting skills to make things you will see out and about in your home.....and my cat loves the dangly charm

Thank you for reading and I hope you have a great day.

Carol x


Helen said...

what a great idea! looks fabulous too.

Lauren Hatwell said...

Oh wow! I love it! Lx

Miriam said...

This is brilliant Carol. Love it!

Christine Alexander said...

amazing inspiration, makes me want to try fabric :)

Chris said...

Absolutely beautiful!

Lucy said...

This is absolutely brilliant, Carol, so effective and so useful too. Love all the extra embellishments x

craftytrog said...

Fabulous!!! xx

Jennie Atkinson said...

Fabulous !!!!

Etsuko said...

Wonderful project Carol!! Great idea and lovely your pouch. xx

Anneke said...

Wow, great idea! Fabulous indeed!

Chris said...

Really fantastic project Carol!

A Pink said...

I love this ! Carol . Such a great idea and its a wonderful uplifting feeling that would be welcome in any home .
Thanks for sharing some hints and tips when painting with PA paints on fabric.

Amanda x

Corrie Herriman said...

Brilliant !
Corrie x

A Pink said...

Suc a fab project that has a real happy factor . A wonderful way to use the stamps and I love that its a practical project too .
Amanda x