So, yesterday I decided to sit down an paint something...and this is what I painted.
Some berry branches in neutral colors with a pop of color in the berries and ribbon. While painting this design, my thoughts were to come up with something that I could use to decorate napkins, a table runner, placemats, pillows (maybe) and the list goes on. My idea...come up with a design to paint, scan it to my computer, resize the image to my project needs and print the image directly to fabric or transfer paper...whatever! I think the possibilities are endless. But, before I carried away, I thought I'd give it a try FIRST...
|The top is the original painting, the left is printed directly onto muslin and the right is printed directly onto canvas.|
I scanned my painting onto my computer and then printed the image directly onto canvas. You will notice the black marks on the fabric...I just finished changing the printer ink and my printer always leaves a mess after the first printing, but you can get the idea of how it looks on heavier fabric.
I then printed the image onto muslin.
I love the look of both!
I couldn't just leave the idea hanging, so I thought I would design a canvas basket and add my printed muslin to the front and this is what I came up with...
I'm not sure how I will use this basket...possibly throw in some branches, greenery and berries and simply use it as decoration. We'll see.
So, now that I know the results, I am going to come up with my theme and get to work on my table accessories. Who knows, I may use this design!
Thank you for stopping by for a visit. If you are interested in sewing the basket, let me know, and I will put together my instructions for you. Have a great day!