Monday, April 22, 2019

Using old textiles in art pieces

I received a bag of textiles as part of a challenge and one of the things was a 1972 linen calendar.  It was UGLY!  I needed to turn it into something a little more current without totally annihilating what was underneath.  Painting seemed like the right thing to do.  Here is what the wall calendar looked like before:

Here is what I pulled out of my painting supplies:

Here it is in progress with a couple of coats of gesso:

And here is the final painted piece.

I like the way it turned out.  If you look really closely, you can still see some of the original background.  But it turned an ugly piece into something that I can use in my challenge project.

I hope you try to re-purpose textiles instead of tossing them out next time.

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