So I’ve decided to take part in a feature called Try it Tuesday. I first saw it on Knit Me a Cake, but she got the idea from Trends with Benefits. I love the idea of this feature because it gives me motivation to actually do some of the countless things I’ve pinned on Pinterest!
For the first Try it Tuesday I used the Wee Little Stitches tutorial for painting any color Aida fabric and made a rainbow of cloth!
I picked up a bottle of Martha Stewart Crafts tintable fabric medium from Michael’s. I couldn’t decide what color to do, so I cut my Aida cloth into 6 pieces and went for a whole rainbow. The bottle said to use a 2-1 ratio. I couldn’t be bothered to measure it, but I probably should have. Because the medium is so much thinner than the paint, it was hard to gauge if I was using the correct ratio.
I also had a hard time getting the paint to be even. Part of it might have been helped by using a thicker foam brush, and part of it might have been that the paint was too thin because I didn’t measure the medium.
The directions on the bottle I bought varied a little from the Wee Little Stitches tutorial. The bottle instructed to let the cloth dry for 24 hours before heat setting it. The fabric is a little stiff, but it doesn’t feel too bad considering it’s been painted.
While I love the bright colors, I would probably use this technique more often to get various shades of gray for my cloth. Ever since I started doing a lot with black fabric, the white just feels too stark to me, I prefer to work on a colored surface. I found some silver Aida at Hobby Lobby, but I think I would like a slightly darker gray. I really love the possibilities that this opens up! I can’t wait to stitch on these and see how it goes.