I started by rolling out some fabric paint on a piece of acrylic with a rubber brayer, then using the stamp to stamp it onto the fabric. I started with a dark purple. From there I added layers of different shades, getting gradually lighter, until the piece was pretty well covered and covered again.
I use mostly commercially printed fabrics, but I have always liked the idea of, and the process of printing my own fabrics. I like the depth of this piece. I had no particular purpose in mind for this little piece. I was just experimenting, but now I think I need to find something to do with it.
After I wrote the first part of this entry I was looking at some other blogs and came across fabrics others have been painting and dying. Boy, am I boring! This looks very dull compared to some of the wild and extravagant painted fabrics I have seen. But it is the kind of thing I will use.
If you want to see some really great painted fabrics, check out some of these:
Deb Lacativa at http://morewgalo.blogspot.com/
Dijanne Cevaal at http://origidij.blogspot.com/
Marion Barnett at http://artmixter.blogspot.com/