Yes, I’m aware that March has passed but let’s not talk about that. The March theme for TSNEM (try something new every month, read more about it here. was painting.
This was a difficult one for me to come up with a project for because I’ve done tried to many painting techniques in art classes throughout the years. You can see some of them here where I showed off illustration projects I’ve done.
I decided to try out using watercolor paint to add color to an embroidery. I was Googling around for tips and the first thing I came across was a post from my friend Mollie at Wild Olive.
It seemed easy enough so I stitched a quick little heart and dove right in. It’s been awhile since I pulled out my watercolors but I had a lot of fun.
I went a bit overboard when I got my fabric wet before I started painting, it bled quite a bit. I want to play with this technique more but I definitely need to fine tune it before I use it on any big projects.
Have you ever used paint on your fabric before? Any tips or tricks?