Wednesday, April 13, 2016

Livening up reject Prints

I had only a short time to spend in the studio today, so I turned to playing with a small screen printed fabric that I felt was pretty ugly.

The blue/pink/purple was not intense enough and the white flowers were hard to see. I decided I'll use it for one of the baguette zippered pouches that have the vinyl window in the front.

I got out my Neocolor II crayons and added some of the blue and pink around the flowers for more definition.

It makes a difference. Once I add a bit of free motion stitching, it'll be fine. It's fun to experiment with these little bits and satisfying to make a much appreciated small gift with them.
Never give up on a piece. Scribble on it, cut it up, stitch over it, add some fused leaves or flowers, have fun.



Jennifer Scantlebury Vienneau said...

So interesting to see the difference with your before and after shots! And I wanted to tell you that I really like your new blog look! It is much more representative of you and your work. Nice colour palette, too!

Jo Ferguson said...

I didn`t think the original was bad but I definitely love what you did to it. I can't wait to see what you do with the stitching.

Sandi said...

I like both the before and the after, too bad you couldn't keep both!

I'll have to see if I can find a a picture of that baguette holder pouch you speak of.