Although the below pieces are not overly dramatic they are good examples of when a painted fabric needs some enhancement before feeling finished!
I started by laying the fabric outside across river stones and painted the entire surface with 2 shades of blues. I was hoping for dramatic textures from the stones but when it dried it was kind of boring!
|I decided to create a fine layer of silver shimmer across the surface. I thinned some metallic paint, moistened the fabric surface and started to paint!|
|I opted to paint indoors on bamboo fencing just to see if I could create a bit of texture.|
|Granted this is not a great photo but I was trying to show you how the metallic created some silver bling! The blues are much darker and brighter and with the silver metallic bling it's a fun piece!|
|The second piece started as a typical swirly, swishy piece. It had interesting designs but I wondered what would happen if I added some stenciling.|
|Not sure If I'm done yet or not... I'll leave it on the design wall for a few days to see if I settle into the design or if another enhancement starts to emerge!|
What types of enhancements do you try on fabric?