I got my fabric from Spoonflower, and here it is! I ordered a yard, with the design printed out four times as fat quarters. I only want to use one fat quarter for the current project, so I figured that this would give me four tries to get it right...I'm a little under-confident about painting it this time.
Here is one fat quarter ripped to size. What you're looking at is my feather pattern from last week, a digital line drawing which I rotated to create a radiating pattern. The unprinted white lines are the feather shaft. So here we go!
1. Mix up watered down acrylics in the colors you want to use. I went for sunset colors: deep gold, deep orange, red, red violet, violet, and blue violet.
2. The colors will be slightly brighter/darker when the piece is wet, so don't be afraid. I really don't have to be afraid, because I've got three more tries if this one messes up!
3. When the fabric is dry, iron it to set the colors. As long as the iron is out, also iron the backing fabric and the batting.
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