Fabric painting

South Africa
November 17, 2010 1:17am CST
A couple of years ago I started fabric painting. I was browsing through a catalogue and came across this prepacked cloth with a couple of fabric paints and bought it. The cloth came with a picture matching the one drawn on the cloth and using the picture as guidance I painted the cloth picture according the colors in the picture. It came out quite nicely and I enjoyed painting it so I bought some more drawn cloths and paints that I found in our local book and craft shop. The only problem is that these cloths are already cut to make either a scatter cushion or small table cloths so I got tired of making the cushion was I had finished painting the cloths. One day I saw some cheap canvases in the shop and and bought some. Using my fabric paint and creating my own pictures I have already painted four of these canvases. I don't have a lot of storage place and I'm already sitting with some cushions and other cloths that I have painted so now I'm wandering what to do with my paintings and would appreciate any suggestions. Do you think I can sell them and if so where, also should I frame them or leave them without frames and what price should I ask? Perhaps someone can give me some advice as I am not a professional artist, just a hobbyist.
2 responses
@CatGods (4599)
• United States
17 Nov 10
Could be hard for you being your location is South Africa. I was going to suggest some free sites to sell on but they are U.S. based. Then I thought about Ebay because people from China can sell on Ebay, but I'm not sure how South Africa would work.
@kiriri (12)
• Germany
29 Jan 11
you could always try to sell copies via deviantart . A friend of mine almost makes a living out of that !
• United States
9 Nov 11
If you want to sell them, I would strongly suggest framing them. What type of canvas is it? If you just used cheap fabric paints, you shouldn't ask for too much for them. If you have a lot to sell you could get a booth at a craft fair or something similar.