Wednesday, July 18, 2012

A fun apron :-)

I wanted to have a fun and funky apron to take with me to some upcoming art journaling classes I get to take this summer and thought I'd share it.  I bought a cheap canvas apron at Michael's on clearance for $3.50 and added a pocket.  I first painted a layer of watered down gesso because I wanted it to have painty drips and knew that the fabric would just absorb the paint if it wasn't primed - at least that's what happens in my fabric journals.  It has made the apron a bit stiff, but maybe that will change with use.  This first picture shows my drips of acrylic paint washes.  It was a nice sunny day, so I was able to do all this outside which made clean up a breeze ;-)

Next I added white paint through a harlequin stencil from Crafter's Workshop, circles with a lid and a Scotch tape ring, and small dots with a pencil eraser.  Then I sketched my words and phrases in pencil where I wanted them and got out my India ink and dip pen to add the writing.

I love the end result and it was so much fun to make!


Janine said...

How cool this is, I put it on my pinterest, looks like lots of fun Penny!!

Marja's Stamp Addiction en Marja's Creativity said...

This is really gorgeous. Also in my favorite colors. Very great idea Penny, love it.
Lovely greet

Anonymous said...

This is too fabulous for words - this needs to be in print Penny.
Amazing inky background and your hand carved stamps once again take the limelight.

Anonymous said...

Wow, very nice and your writing is Beautiful!

Sue said...

Hello Penny
This Apron is A for awesome.
Love the colours, it will be a conversation topic when ever you attend classes.

Debbie K. said...

Wow Penny, this apron is beautiful! You should sell them!!! Love it:)
- DebbieK

Penny Patten-Bryant said...

A fun colorful Apron!

Lynn Stevens said...

Love it! I saw in the above post your already making good use of it too.!

sandy said...

I LOVE it!!!!
Thank you Penny