What To Do With Leftover Paint…

…make more fabric!

Almost everyone from the class sent home their leftover paint with me instead of taking it home with them…so because I hate anything to go to waste, I printed one morning.  It’s a good exercise because I get new ideas while I’m printing (oh boy, do I love that grid stuff that I think is for making rugs non-skid).  There is still some paint left…stay tuned…I’m going to make screens for breakdown printing next…


  1. Beautiful!!

  2. Sharon Eley says

    You are always so clever. Your pieces are beautiful and I know you will have a lot of creative fun putting them into a piece of art, which I hope you will share with us too! Thanks for sharing this photo.

  3. Judy Schaff says

    I’m still loving your work.

  4. what type of paint did you use?

  5. Thanks for commenting everyone! Sharon, when and if I ever get around to creating something, you can bet I will put it on here! Not Just a Mummy, I used thickened fiber reactive dyes. I love using dyes for making my fabric….nothing compares with it. Cheap (because you make it yourself with dyes), and the hand of the cloth doesn’t change are two of the best selling points. You can make a lot of dye paint very inexpensively compared with buying acrylic paint in a bottle. And these were silk screened fabrics (for the most part). I don’t like to use acrylic paint with screens…dye works much better!

  6. Imperfect Impulses says


  7. I’ve been wanting to try making my own fabric & also dyeing…it sounds like a lot of fun that will make my sewing & quilting projects more personal. Thanks for the inspiration!

  8. Creating your own cloth is definitely and amazing fun time. Using dye paints makes it very time consuming, but I like the results, which is why I do it! Thanks for your comments, daisygarden.

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