I've been making ornaments on perforated paper recently and I'm getting tired of white and brown. I know you can get other colors, but I'm ready to try something different.
Easter is coming and I'm thinking of tie-dyed easter eggs. Yes, I could stitch with overdyed floss on white performated paper but why not switch things up and use a solid floss on a painted background?
Some investigation is required to answer important questions:
1. How shiny is the perforated paper? Will paint even stick to it?
2. If it is paintable, will the paper stay flat or will it all get wavy?
3. Will the paint come off on my hands while stitching?
Well, only one way to find out ... do it!
I pulled out my white perforated paper, basic school supply watercolors and experimented.
The results are that yes, the paint does stick to the paper, the paper gets slightly wavy (but it is ironable) and it doesn't appear that it will transfer to my hands.
My first attempt was a bit bright so I watered it down (literally) for my next attempt:
I'm imagining that only bits of the paper will show through the stitching for an interesting effect. How will it all turn out? I don't have the eggs designed yet, but I will soon so stay tuned ...