I think I mentioned that last year I took a fabulous 5-night course on printing on fabric. I’ve explored this technique a little, tentatively, because I, as yet, do not see myself as an artist. So I printed on fabric for my cards primarily and some framed pieces (which did not sell at the gallery, by the way). But I have two open bookcases in my playroom at school and I want to have some control over who gets to take the toys out (which I want to be me, and not the kids). So I bought a bunch of plain white curtains at a yard sale, washed and ironed them, and then they sat on my fabric shelf. Waiting.
So, yesterday, after a nice afternoon at the beach with my friend Marci, I came home and took two out. I see up my ironing board with a mat (to absorb extra ink) and got out my blue fabric paint and my favorite stamp
and proceeded to make two plain white curtains into more colorful curtains…..
And I am completely happy with the way they turned out. Pretty, impish, alternating “waves” of blue.
I hope they do the trick of hiding the toys on the shelves!