Friday, June 01, 2007

Playing with Lumiere

I bought a pack of Lumiere paints ("The exciter pack") and just started painting them on some white cotton. The colors are amazing - as you can see in the pix, some of the colors have gold mixed in and some of the colors are very pearlescent. (To get the full effect of the colors in these pictures, click to enlarge.) This stuff is gorgeous! I tried sponging it on, also, which worked ok; there's just not as much shine when you dilute the paint for sponging. Check it out!
Happy Stitching, (and painting)
~Lin Moon


beadbabe49 said...

I've been thinking about getting some of these they stiffen the fabric when they dry, or does it stay soft and supple?

Lin Moon said...

It depends. When I painted it on full strength, and kind of thick, the fabric did stiffen. When I diluted it slightly and sponged it on, or applied it onto wet fabric, there was little or no stiffening. They aren't that expensive - I paid $12 for 6-8 small bottles (and used a coupon) so they are definitely worth playing with!