Tuesday, June 19, 2012

Tutorial on Making Fabric Carrots

Vicky from Paintspots and Splinters graciously is sharing her tutorial on making fabric Carrots!

Cut a long 'v' shape out of double muslin.
Sew them up and stuff them leaving about a 2" header. Make a running stitch around the top of where you stuffed the carrot....

Gather, pull it tight, and tie it off.

In half inch (or less) increments, clip the top of the carrot and strip down to the gathering string.

Pull off the 'extra' strings and base coat in an orange acrylic paint of your choice.

Hang 'em out to dry!

For the greens, I used these two together. (Lost my picture of me actually painting). Tape around the top part of your carrot with some wide painters tape or masking tape. I laid the greens down in the paper plate and saturated them well with the paint mixture.  I pinned them at the bottom with a large safety pin and then hung them out to dry.

After they were dry, I separated the greens and then washed them down in a Raw Sienna acrylic paint. I could used a darker color and next time I will.

I added a homemade tag and a bit of jute.
Thank You Vicky!
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These caught my eye immediately! What a cute idea! I would be honored to have you link this up at my "Cowgirl Up!" linky party, going in right now.


The Farmer's Attic said...

Great tutorial!!! The pictures are so clear and the instructions easy to follow!

Thanks Vicky!


Tins and Treasures said...

Good Morning, everyone,
I've made carrots with orange calicos...but never considered painting muslin. Thank you for sharing this technique!

Have a creative Tuesday. ~Natalie

The other side of Frankly Its kute said...

Love it, easy to follow aright along thank you for sharing it!!

The other side of Frankly Its kute said...

Love it! easy to follow right along! thank you!

Firecracker Kid said...

Those are cute carrots. I'd like to try that painting on fabric one of these days.

Kim said...

Such cute carrots, great tutorial!!~

~Lavender Dreamer~ said...

What a fun tutorial! I don't ever paint...so I would need to find some orange fabric! lol But great ideas!

Cane River Crafts said...

Oooh....love this.


I love this tutorial....it is very easy to follow, and I will give it a try. Thank you for sharing!
Debbie : )


I love this tutorial...very easy to follow and I will give it a try. Thank you for sharing!
Debbie : )

Lynn @ Painting Thyme Needfuls said...

Wonderful tutorial! Thank you Vicky!

Colleen said...

What a great tutorial! And Vicky's stuff is always so great! Thanks for sharing. :)