..never mind I’ve lost track of how many days I’ve been without a “real” iron. It is an issue for me. I plan on sewing during part of the year, knitting during the bitter cold, and being busy/gone during at least half the year. I’m in the mind-set of “sewing” and it’s throwing me for a loop that I can’t.
But I promised a reveal
I let the paint dry overnight – about 14 hours total. I prefer to let a painted item sit for 24 before moving it but I was anxious to see the result. Thing is, when they make thousands of a garment, the workers and manufacturer know exactly what the result is going to be before they even start. But at home, I am essentially an artist; creating one of’s (not off but of), unique items with unique colors. I’ve learned that the picture I may form in my mind should be a “guide”. I’ve learned that I should keep my mind open and look at the reveal not for did I achieve the guide standards but did I create something I like and want to use.
.On the table (above) my fabric looked a bit bright. I remember thinking the same thing when I had finished painting. At the time I thought that the paint would dry to a duller finish. Not satisfied with the table view, I tried to shape the fabric around Mimie and take another look:
.I have to tell you that I like the picture on Mimie best. I mean I like the picture better than just looking at Mimie. Even standing back 6-10 feet, I felt the red was brighter than I wanted. Since it wasn’t completely cured, I threw it in the wash. Oh and I did something I never, ever, ever, think of even doing. I added bleach. I like the over all pattern, but I’d like the final fabric to look a bit more worn. I don’t particularly want to get out the sander………
On a really positive note, the mint of the original fabric is practically gone.
My thought is, if you really want to; if you will invest the time and just a bit of spare change, you can change an undesirable color.