Fabric Painting – Flowers

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I decided to recreate my painting Abundance as a textile.

Above – Abundance Painting (Acrylic on Wood)

I usually use silk paint when painting onto silk however with this new textile I have used fabric paint and silk dye.  I wanted to create a detailed fabric picture, in the past fabric paints would often go hard.  The quality of fabric paint has vastly improved allowing me to create a painting on fabric as well as could be created on canvas.

Below you can see the development of a flower as I build up the fabric painting:

I was surprised and very pleased with the results of using fabric paint and silk dye.

Another example below:

A video detailing this piece can be found here.

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