CT 61: Celebrations & Fabric Painting

It's been a long time since I participated in Creative Tuesday (CT), but I want to get back to sketching and doodling and when I saw this week's theme I couldn't resist.  Who doesn't like Celebrations!

I was a little stumped on what to draw, so I had fun imagining what it would look like if Katie and Sammy threw a little party and got dressed up for the occasion.  Party hats, confetti, and leis really set the mood and I'm sure they would have a rockin' time as long as they didn't eat the hats!

These are two pages from my doodle journal... (that black line in the middle is the crease from the middle of the book).  I do seem to enjoy drawing up quotes... and this one was so fitting.  I think I'd even like to give it another go... I have a few ideas on what I'd change.  You can find out more about this weekly challenge (don't be shy) and see what the other artists put together here.

Over the weekend I also met up with my art quilting group and I got to paint fabric for the first time!  We used Setacolor paints and even with the overcast and rainy weather... we had a blast!

Here you can see some materials to get us started.  The yellow fabric is set up with wooden circles for sun printing, I made up 'feathers' and brown cloth... so much fun!

Here are the results!  The big picture shows a beach/ocean/sunset scene that we painted on one cloth.  Really can't wait to thread paint that one... and am already itching to paint a bigger one.

Then, starting on the bottom left you can see a blue piece that might be used as sky, the results of the pink and purple feathers, a mishmash piece with a really cool blend in the middle, the result of the blue and green fabric that you can see balled up above, and the last one are the brown antique looking fabrics - LOVE!!

Once the paint is dry, you are supposed to wait 48 hours until you heat set the colors -- soooo long to wait!  But, I can finally iron these tonight and start daydreaming about how I might use them.  I also have to say that I'm very happy that the paint didn't change the hand of the fabric nearly at all.  What a fun experiment! 

I'm sharing this for Fabric Tuesday at Quilt Story and other weekly parties in the in case someone else might be on the fence about giving this a go.  I say go for it!!  And of course I'm happy to answer questions if you have them.

...deep breath in, and slowly let it out... now we're ready to face the day!


Wanda said...

How cute... can our Molly Girl come to your party. She had a cute pink bow and I can find her a party hat.

Do they serve doggie treats.

Your fabric is so awesome.

Teje Karjalainen said...

Wow again! I do wish I could live near to you and join all those fun happenings and groups with you! This looks so exiting! x Teje

Christine said...

Love your celebration piece, truly inspired! And your fabric painting is lovely.

Alicia C said...

love the celebratory dogs? THis is a greeting card waiting to happen

Betsy Brock said...

First of all, I love the fabric paintings! That soft one with the sand and ocean is just lovely!

And of course, your cute pups with their party hats is just adorable!

Heather said...

what cute dog painitiings! I love that they are celebrating!!! Of course, all dogs need cool hats like that!

Unknown said...

As an owner of two dogs, I really appreciate this piece. Very nicely drawn. The quote is great. Thanks

linda (dots n doodles) said...

Lovely fresh and fun inspired drawing. Love it!

Michael said...

Yes, those are great fabric paintings and a Very happy indeed celeb there depicted too. Festive and jolly indeed. GREAT to have you back here, Christie. Ty for doing this. Love it and, as always, enjoyed reading about the process. :)

Unknown said...

I love the doggy party drawings. My Willow loves a good party too. And the fabrics are amazing! Thanks for sharing on Tout It Tuesday!

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