My job description included cleaner and helper and so I was eager to gather and "throw away" all the old and discarded paper towels that everyone was using to blot their fabric.
Oh my ... the colors and textures are to die for. Really, some of the shapes and designs that happened could never have been planned.
At one point during the day these paper towels were actually taken out to the trash ... I had to dig them out ... so worth it! After I got home, I did lay the towels out to dry ...
And so ... here are a few art projects made from these fabulous painted paper towels. I guess I have patchwork on my mind ... hmmm ... wonder why?
This is probably my favorite ... I was moving fast here and not really thinking, kind of just doing. A little rubber stamping, a little free motion stitching, and a little gold ink rubbing.
And then I added a bit of linen, just to mix it up a bit.
And more free motion doodling and a little extra punch with my new favorite glitter and white gel pens ... Uniball Signo pens, love them!
Then I started rummaging around in a bin of odds and ends and came across a free motion stitched alphabet.
Here's what you do:
Gather used paper towels that have been stained with paint and glitter. Iron lightly to flatten.
Cut the paper towels up into 1" squares and arrange in a patchwork pattern on a panel using a temporary spray adhesive.
Next, stitch around the squares and then add so doodles of scallops, dots and hearts. Color in with glitter pens.
Oh, and attach free motion stitched heart to the corner then attach to a folded card and stamp a small word in the corner.
Ok, so ... the sky is the limit here ... and ... I am in love!
With love ... your free motion friend!