Thursday, March 4, 2010
Well here goes...My first ever blog post! Hope I am doing this right.
I thought I would talk about my favorite surface to paint on.
Jean fabric! I love the way the paint feels going on it. So soft and smooth and I love the way the colors pop as the fabric absorbs the paint.
I buy used jeans, children's bibs, shirts, and dresses at rummage sales and thrift stores. Then I paint them into something new to sell on EBay or at craft sales.
Fabric paint has changed a lot in the 40 some years since I started painting t-shirts and sweatshirts for my friends and family. Gone is that stiff plastic feel that would crack and peel after washing. Today's fabric paints and mediums leave the clothing feeling much softer and more like the paint was a part of the fabric.
Here are a few jean items that I have painted.