I thought the patchwork bookcovers I have made for diaries needed a bit extra embellishment. As the covers were a bit stiff for more stitching or beading, I decided to add some paint.
Starting with a few covers that were like this one –
with the aid of some paint and a roller –
I stamped some copper-pink metallic paint on a couple of covers and blue sparkle on another. The metallic shine doesn’t show up very well in the photos though.
and this is the blue cover laying flat
Then I tried out some of the new leaf stencils –
Green and copper paint on a fuschia/purple piece of heavy drill fabric, which may well end up as a large bag.
Cleaning up the roller and tray – instead of rolling a grid on fat quarters ready for another design on top (I have plenty of them already) I found a long piece of blue fabric and rubbed the roller over a large cut out spiral very roughly –
Eight spirals together like this will make a very nice table runner.