I had some more of the IKEA velvet, so I have decided to try a variation - still using bleach but this time spraying it on to the coloured velvet in the first instance to create the element of light.
I used green velvet and blue velvet and put some liquid bleach into an old spray bottle and give the fabric a quick blast. Then I waited for the bleach to work it's magic.
Next I sprayed Dy Na Flow paints, as we had done with Angie, but this time I used Fuschia and lemon yellow. Again I put them in a spray, with a little bit of water (they are fairly liquid and you don't want them too dilute, so just enough to allow the paint to pass easily through the nozzle.)
So, I decided to add the next layer of colour in a similar way, but blocking out those areas I wanted to keep rather than bleaching out - hence freezer paper.
As I did not have any quink ink, I improvised with navy Procion dye, mixed up in warm water and added to the spray bottle.
What a fabulous colour!
Peel off the rather glorious colour freezer paper.
And then using home made stamps, acrylic paint is added.
Bit more painting and then onto the stitching.
I will come back to this and show you how it is going.