|Design (mine is slightly modified) is from Green Bean Baby's Etsy shop|
Tiny Rotten Peanuts, for ideas on fabric paint. She suggested a few things including Jacquard Textile paint which I ended up using. Jacquard's True Red and colorless extender were the final choices to get the red here.
Once the painting was finished, I realized that the red thread practically disappeared in the paint. Black would have worked better around the painted area. Rather than pick all the red thread out, I weaved Christmas Red Fuzzy Stuff thread which is literally fuzzy thread with gold metallic pieces in it. You can see it in this photo.
Love the end result. Being that she looks like a bit of a hussy, I gave her gold bead earrings along with a bead on the bodice.
- Never use water with the paint because it will bleed (unless you want that effect).
- Sharpies don't hold their color in the wash. In fact, of all the products I tried, Sharpies were the worst for bleeding and failing in the washing and drying tests.
- Mix more than you think you will need and find a tiny container to save some extra in case you miss a spot--not that I have any experience with that. That giant carrot top was a design choice--really.