In my usual get-obsessed-with-a-new-craft tendency, I can't stop thinking about freezer paper reverse applique pillows. You know, my only slow summer stitching goal was to make myself two pillows in this manner, but now that I've made one, not for me, that's all I feel like making. Well, maybe it's the freezer paper stencils I'm obsessed with.
I think opening the paper to see what design I've created is somewhat thrilling. When I'm sketching shapes, I feel like I'm making Dr. Seuss forms, but they come out so beautiful. Seriously, it would take me a month of sewing to make all these into pillows. But I can't stop. I think freezer paper is my new BFF.
I did a little more investigating and was able to find some real fabric paint...I had to drive across town to find it. It's Tulip Soft fabric paint, which is supposed to dry soft on the fabric. I prefer more of a inked/dyed look, but on black that isn't going to happen.
Much to my surprise, it worked. This is the look I was going for. I did have to do two coats and it isn't very soft (hate the icky feel), but it's better than craft paint. I'm going to break down and order jacquard textile paint to give them a shot, I'll keep you updated...