||[Sep. 18th, 2004|06:25 pm]
Craft Mavens, Arteests and Gamer Dorks
At the Center for Spiritual Enlightenment (in SJ, very nice labyrinth spot), they had a bookstore with lots of nifty things, and one of those things was miniature prayer flags. You could buy one, or a string of five, and they didn't have traditional sayings or traditional colors, they were just screened with things that the artist thought were important, sayings about the earth and mother nature. The prayers he felt like offering, in words he expressed himself.|
And I thought, of course, what a great idea, I could make those! They're just bits of fabric, hemmed. And then I could pick the colors that were meaningful to me, and put images and words on them that meant something to me. Does anyone know anything about painting/stamping/silk screening onto fabric? I know you can buy textile medium and mix that with acrylic paint. Can you use regular stamps with acrylic paint? Since I would like to have sayings on there, and my hand is not so steady, does anyone know an easy way to tranfer text to flags? I suppose I could do iron ons..... but I don't know how those would interact with the paint, and I'd be limited to black. Does anyone have any ideas?