May 16, 2014

Pounded Fabric Experiment

I read a blog post about Pounded Fabric and decided to give it a try. Of course, I didn't follow all of their directions. Silly me . . . will I ever learn? Probably not.

If I had started with a solid color of fabric like they suggested and didn't use transparent paint for the first layer, I would probably be done already. But no, I had to use some really UGLY fabric that I've been saving for some odd reason. Usually, layering makes the fabric more interesting. At this point, I'm not convinced that I should have wasted my time.

There are a lot of step by step photos so I'll only show 2 pieces of fabric today.

Fabric 1
 Hand dyed fat quarter. Not sure who made this, but it's not my style.
Squished fabric into a bag and added transparent Setacolor and Lumier paint. Still ugly
Squished fabric into a bag and added Neopaque and Lumier paint.
I still see the stamped design on the front side of fabric.
Back side of fabric . . . much better, but not great.

Fabric 2
All the steps are the same as Fabric 1.
I made this ugly fabric a long time ago using Soft Scrub with bleach.
 Setacolor made it worse.
 Front of fabric is still ugly.
Back of fabric is still ugly.

Am I completely wasting my time? Should I throw it away OR add one more layer?


Kay Koeper Sorensen said...

when all else fails, cut it up and use it in a quilt!

Lora Martin said...

I think I'll have to see them IRL. The photos do not look promising, but, like Kay said, cutting it up might be just the thing.