I finished my embroidered mandala. I've been a little uninspired to embroider anything lately, so I decided to do this one in all one color, navy blue on lavender fabric.
When I was done, it still needed something. So, I experimented with adding some color to the fabric with watercolors, combining my two favorite art media!
I didn't have any real plan, other than to create a sort of tie-dye, batik look. I wet down the whole thing, then just added lots of color here and there. After the first round, I let it dry and decided it needed more color, so I painted it again.
I like how it turned out! I'm guessing the colors would fade or disappear if I washed this, but it's great for art pieces. Using watercolor on fabric is unpredictable and it bleeds a lot. So if you try this technique, try not to be too stuck on any idea of the end result, just play around and have fun.
If you missed it, this is a new PDF pattern that's available in my shop!
AND, I'm giving away free patterns to whoever finishes stitching up this pattern first. (Contest details here.) So if you're looking for something new to embroider, go snatch this pattern and join in. (It's half price right now!) Good luck and happy stitching.