Here is how I got started: I saw a stocking wall hang, and thought it was pretty. It was very big, at least a yard long. I cut it out to sew it, then thought it needed brightening up, so I thought and thought, Hummmmm. I use glitter on my T-shirts. I'll do that. Well, I went overboard. It had alot of gold outline. I took my fine tip and started to outline everything in gold, let it dry. Did I mention how big this stocking was? That took two days. Then I started with one color, I started with blue. I painted everything that had blue on it, with blue glitter paint. Then I chose another color, and repeated the process. See where I'm going with this? (Below is the fabric cut to shape):
The end results were a very bright, Glitzy, and sparkly stocking. It was beautiful. I cut me a pattern out of this, before I sewed it up. I've made at least 100 of these since. I also make other wall hangs, other than stockings as well. I recently bought two pieces of Christmas Fabric on Ebay, cut, painted, and sewed it up. Here are before and after pictures, so that you can see the difference on the fabric. Of course the camera will not show all their brilliance. If anyone would like to know more about how I make these, Please email me. (Below is a complete wallhang):
P.S. These do have batting and backing, and also uses about 2 1/2 yards of lace. Some of my stockings or a little bigger than the others, depending on the print I buy. Here is a cardinal fabric, and it's end results...
This cardinal stocking took longer to paint, because it had a lot of gold outline. All the birds and right down to the smallest berry, and greenery.
Thank you , and all of your comments are appreciated. Hugs Marie Antionette