September 11, 2010

Scraped Fabric

This was an experience.  I  decided to take Michelle Ward's Street Team Challenge and try scraping paint on a piece of gessoed fabric I am using for a wall-hanging for a friend.

I scraped on cadmium yellow, crimson, and phthalo blue.  Then I scraped some paint over a masked stencil.  It made neat patterns and a grungy kind of texture, but the images were lost.  An interesting combination of colors ... but not the color scheme I was looking for and defintiely did not match the trim I picked out.  

I brayered over most of it with French Vanilla and scraped more paint in pink and blue tones.  Coordinated with my trim better, but definitely not the colors I was originally aiming for.  I wanted a crisper look with my masks this time,so I used fluorescent pink and teal spray paints.  This was fun and I will definitely experiment more with tyvek masks on paper.

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Blogger michelle ward said...

Karen - how cool that you tried scraping onto fabric! I love that you kept at it...adding layers as problem solving to get the look you wanted. The spraying looks great too - can't believe it's fabric under there. Thanks for sharing with the team.

7:44 PM  
Blogger Jessica said...

i'm with Michelle - i love that you used fabric! This is really nice, and the masks look great (i LOVE spray paint...).

8:37 PM  
Blogger Joanne Huffman said...

Love the colors and feeling of depth and texture.

8:39 PM  
OpenID cathsheard said...

I am so pleased I read your post today; I am making Christmas presents this year and want to make prayer flags for my sister. Knowing you craped on fabric and it worked is such a bonus. Love the result you ended up with and the thought of all those layers.

9:04 PM  
Blogger Cat said...

I really like this, Karen, the colors are awesome & the stenciling came out so nicely!!!

8:43 AM  
Blogger Kim Tedrow said...

Ha! We used the same colors for this challenge, that's so cool. Anyway, I like that you used this technique on fabric, and I love how the stenciling turned out. Your skill is evident! I'm going to have to try this on fabric as well, thanks for the inspiration. Great work. -Kim

12:20 PM  
Blogger Karen Owen said...

Karen, I love where you took this. The colors are indeed bright, but I like the combination, and the lighter color in the stenciled area is a great contrast.

1:50 PM  
Blogger Gez said...

Amazing art. Gorgeous colours. Great idea to use fabric.

4:11 PM  
Blogger *jean* said...

gorgeous color results!!!

6:00 PM  
Blogger Kim Mailhot said...

You've got yourself a gorgeous piece of fabric there ! Fantastic job, Crusader !

6:05 PM  
Blogger VStarRider said...

I love the faded effect of the stencils....that really looks good. I would not have thought of fabric - I don't normally work with it. Thanks for the advice on how it worked for you.

9:57 PM  
Blogger jgr said...

Very cool that you tried this on fabric, I love it! Your sprayed stencils are so crisp over the layered background-beautiful!

5:19 AM  
Blogger Lizbethem said...

Wow! This turned out super and you were so brave to try it on fabric!

8:01 AM  
Blogger Brigitte aka Scrappassie said...

This looks absolutely fabulous ! Awesome you used the technique on fabric, I cannot believe the inspiration I find in this Crusade ! Thank you so much for sharing, love your work !

1:54 PM  
Blogger goudenregen said...

So beautiful! When I see this I want to make a little bag out of it or something. Very inspiring.

4:43 AM  
Blogger KathrynAntyr said...

What gorgeous colors. Love that you used fabric in place of paper. Way to go!

2:19 PM  
Anonymous TJ said...

Cool scraping, and so brave to do it on fabric! Love the color combo. Happy creations from germany, tj

3:35 AM  

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