For my front cover I've decided to use a piece of calico that I had left over from a previous dyeing session .
I painted over the pink calico with Koh I Noor - a dye based water colour palette.
It looks colourful enough here but dries out much paler.
Still wet but I want to see if the colours show through the Oasis plastic bag.
My piece of calico dried out and I took it in to craft group for the experts to have a look!
We decided the bag would look better without my colouring in (it looks gaudy). Disappointed!
I liked colouring in that bag.
I've been to the library, I like the illustrations in the children's books and thought they might help me.
Frances Pickering does quite a bit of drawing in her fabric books but I'm not too hot at drawing.
I thought I would add a bit more colour to the calico, to show through the bag, so I came home and painted it again.
I placed a piece of Bondaweb on top of the calico hoping it will soak up some of the dye.
I love Bondaweb. Especially when it's painted!