Painted Leaves

Painting leaves on fabric using actual paint. I usually teach and paint my leaves using NeoColor two wax pastels but because these were going on an apron that will be washed I decided to use Jacquard Textile Color painted.

Please realize this is an abstract, simple, and I think fun painting project, no fine art here!

I stiffened the fabric with Terial Magic but ironing the fabric onto freezer paper could also work for stabilizing it.

The apron is black which made it difficult to see but I hope I added enough explanation and close-ups to make what I was demonstrated understandable. Needless to say my next project won’t be on black fabric.

By Ann Scott

I started sewing and designing using fabric, thread, and paper when I was a child. I taught myself to make quilts, at first not following the "rules," then watched some experts, learned the rules, and made many hand quilted and appliqued quilts. I spent years focusing on miniature landscape quilts. Now I am a fiber and mixed media artist and that encompasses everything I have a passion for. I have taught, lectured, and my work have show nationally and internationally, some pieces have been published.


  1. I certainly wouldn’t actually use that apron for cooking after all that work. Maybe for the photo ops. My cooking apron is a mottled bronze color dyed with all the leftovers. It looks it, too, but stains blend right in. And I have that Nancy Crow ruler.

  2. LOL… Cooking, no way, it is an art apron! Though I have already figured out black aprons and black gesso are a bad combination when it comes to transferring paint from apron to places unintended. Ha, so maybe it will become a kitchen apron (kids are mostly gone and my husband cooks for himself much of the time, so I’m not cooking much these days)
    I have been looking for another one of those rulers for years, it’s my favorite. Tell you how long we have been at this! Thanks for stopping by.

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