Saturday, August 8, 2009

Oil Pastel on Fabric



This was really fun and my first attempt at water soluble oil pastels on fabric. I found some shiny, silky fabric in my stash I wanted to use. I put the fabric over a antique wooden cookie press and did the rubbing with the water soluble oil pastels. Next I put the fabric between a piece of cloth and parchment paper and heat set it with a hot, dry iron. It is interesting to see how the colors begin to blend as it is heat set. Now I am thinking of all sorts of things to use for fabric rubbings. Man hole covers you see in the street come to mind. Some have beautiful scroll work---just watch for cars! I think anything with a raised, firm design would work. The true, intense colors don't show well on this photo but the idea is there.


4 comments:

yvonne said...

Wow, now that is just beautiful. I love that...the colors and the print turned out great. Lovely!!!

Trenda said...

This is lovely! When you heat set the print, what setting did you use on the iron? Steam or no steam? Thank you!!!

Trenda

Metal Wall Art said...

Oil pastels can mix on the page or on a palette. You can blend them to produce smooth gradients or hyper-realism.

Anonymous said...

Hi - your website is helpful. I just used oil pastel (grey) on a black cotton border with stenciled letters. I'm going to let it set 24 hours and then heat set it. The quilt needs more quilting and handwork yet, so I'm hoping the pastel sets well. Have you ever sprayed anything on top to fix it? Marj