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.