I love using my paint rags for fabric projects. After they're too used to use as paint rags, I wash them, iron them and incorporate them into my stitch projects! A while ago I made this cute little ugly doll, but I don't think I ever shared him on the blog:
I used a white paint pen to color in the eyes and teeth. I felt that it helped to define them a bit more.
In case you're wondering, I did the free motion stitching before putting the doll together and stuffing it.
The back of the doll is a paint rag that was a failed Thermofax experiment. Or I guess I should say, it was a failed Thermofax experiment that turned into a paint rag that is now the back of this ugly doll!
As you can see, after stuffing the doll I stitched him up with orange embroidery floss, not even trying to hide my stitches! I also added some of the orange stitching to some seams that seemed a little wonky after stuffing.
Definitely not a doll I'd give to a child -- the paint is probably toxic in some way. But, definitely a fun mixed media art piece!
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