Handpainting with Lumiere

Lumiere Paints

Wildflower Designs

I have been using Lumiere paints to create new designs. The paints are delightful to use, a good creamy consistency, perfect for painting. After the painting is complete I place a piece of baking paper over the image andĀ press with a hot iron. This way the paint is permanent and the item can be washed. I suggest a cool hand wash and then lay the item out flat to dry.

After the heat setting I embellish the work with thread painting and quilting. The designs above have been made into small purses. I have mainly used the Australian designs created by Leesa Chandler of Chandlers Cottage fame.

I find her designs true to our native flora and the colourways fantastic.


This little pink Correa is on a journal cover.

Gum leaves
Whenever I am out walking I am forever pausing to pick up the beautiful fallen gum leaves. I just love theĀ  changing hues as the leaf ages. With this design I have also hand stitched around the leaf shapes as an accent. The Lumiere paints were lovely to mix to show the leaf colours. This was also made up into a journal cover.
Golden Wattle
With this Golden Wattle design I have quilted around the design and also hand stitched around the blossom. This is also a journal cover.
All of these products are for sale at The Stonehouse Gallery in Warrandyte.
Small purses with blossoms

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