I am working on a new piece. Pears again. Second in the series. Yesterday I painted the pears using Jacquard fabric paints. I'm not displeased with the results at all. I heat set the piece last night and was ready to go ahead and apply it to the background when I thought 'why not try the GAC 900, which is the Golden version of a fabric painting medium'. The idea is that you mix the medium in a one to one ratio with Golden acrylic colour, gels or mediums. I found it to be very runny. Also I hate to waste paint. So I gave this a try: instead of mixing each colour with the medium, I painted the medium, straight from the bottle, onto my fabric. I got it quite wet. I then painted the acrylic paint, straight from the jar, onto the fabric. I used Golden fluid acrylics. At first I didn't like how it went on because there were lots of hard lines (hard lines, but remember that the fabric was wet). I was worried I wouldn't be able to mix the colours satisfactorily or get rid of the hard lines. But in the end, I don't think it turned out too badly at all!
Anyway, I'll let you know which one I decide to use on the finished piece.
As an aside, whilst painting the pears, I placed them on top of a sheet of paper from my sketchbook. A nice bonus, I got this rather abstract piece from where the paint went through the fabric onto the paper. I like it too!
What's next.?....I'll be back...