Sunday, 18 January 2015

Decoart Helping Artist & New Blog Heading

I'm really excited to share with you that I have become part of the DecoArt Helping Artist Program.

DecoArt work with artists and tutors, providing them with products and materials that they hope they'd use in their art work and classes.

They sent me this amazing selection of their new Media range paints, mediums and misters!

And some stencils too!

Well I just couldn't wait to get started on something, so I wanted to give the blog a bit of a revamp so went for making a new header. I used these paints to start off with.

I got some plain natural calico cotton to draw some houses on.


I mixed some Media paint with DecoArt's Fabric Medium, and painted my houses on the calico.
I left it to dry overnight, but you can dry it with a heat gun in minutes too. 

When it was dry I washed the cloth to make sure the paint was fixed. It sure was.

I dried my cloth and cut out my houses.

I then painted a background on some more calico.

 Wrote out "The Hobby Room" on a piece of paper and pinned it to the calico background.

I used the sewing machine with a free motion foot on and sewed along the letters

This is what it looked like when I had finished.
Pull off all the paper and you have your sewn name. 

I appliqued the houses to the Hobby Room cloth.
And added a cheeky washing line and some birds too with the sewing machine.

Well I have to say I love these paints, and the fabric medium is brilliant too.
It's given me an idea for more fabric painting and sewing!
So watch this space. 
Hope you like the revamp.
Michelle xx


Helen said...

The blog header looks great, and I love that vast supply of product you've got to play with!! hope this means we see much more from you soon.

Joanne said...

Oh Michelle do you have my attention!!!!

Ruth said...

Well, not much to play with then! Love the new header and like the way you've created the writing. Can't wait to see what else you create with these products. Ruth x

Claire said...

Wow how lucky are you to have been sent all those goodies! Loving the new blog header, especially the houses and washing line :-)

Carole said...

Michelle this is amazing very clever and artistic great idea with the sewing too x

Gemma Maggs said...

Wow Michelle, I love your new blog header. What an amazing selection of products...lucky girl!
I can't wait to see what you make with them xxx

Kirsten Alicia Sheridan said...

What an amazing array of painty gorgeousness! I love your new blog header.

Redanne said...

You have used the products so beautifully Michelle and I love your new header! It is a great team to be part of and I am sure you will do them proud! Hugs, Anne xx

die amelie said...

I love fabric projects and yours is so fab, Michelle!

Have fun with all the fab DecoArt goodies. You will love each and every single on of them - I promise! ;)

Claudia x

Andy skinner said...

Gread Header Michelle. Welcome on board! :) said...

Hi Michelle I just realised I comment on post but then didn't get to Blog? This is great you claver Girl. I have been using this fabric too you would be impressed! Will show You after it's been used. . xx So if they want to help an Artist with some Gelli Plate paint I will oblige???

Julie Cassidy said...

Love the fabric and paint great piece of work xxx
Looking forward to seeing more.

Steven said...

New directions xxxxx

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