It's time to reveal another fabric for The Printed Fabric Bee! This month Julie Booth chose "mola" as our theme with the colors of red, black and other brights. Are you familiar with molas? You can check out our Pinterest board here.
Ug... I struggled. The color palette, motifs and images are really outside my usual work. Red?!
Eventually I decided to simple create small repeating patterns in rows. I started with these bars.
Next I added tiny white lines in groups of three using this narrow tip on a container of Martha Stewart acrylic paint. These tips are sold separately and fit only the Martha paint, but I really like the effect. It streams out nicely.
Hmmm. How about triangles? More foam stuck to the end of a dowel and dipped in paint.
My favorite circle stamp: a nerf dart!
I finished with more white stripes, this time using the wider tip. (I think the package comes with three tips. Aha! Here's a link to the tips.)
Here is the finished 6x6 (ish) square that Julie will include in our monthly give-away. Check The Printed Fabric Bee blog and Julie's blog for a chance to win.
And here is the completed piece I made for Julie's collection.
- Using the empty lint roller as a rolling stamp. I usually buy super cheap lint rollers, so this is almost better than refilling them for their original purpose.
- Using the Martha Stewart Paint Tips
- Returning to my favorite nerf dart!
- Being willing to only loosely reference "molas"
Less than Successful:
- The colors are not cohesive. Those wider white lines around the leaves stand out too much.
- It doesn't feel very mola to me...
- It lacks depth. Though there are many different kinds of stamps here, there is really only one layer.