So I finally completed fabric painting the last section of our couch. My husband took the kids swimming on Sunday to give me a break for a few hours. I knew I had to complete the couch and was going to on Saturday but felt too lazy to do so. I was umm-ing and aah-ing whether or not to start that morning because once I start I find it hard to break free from the couch chains and let go or take a break until it is completed.... as you can imagine, such work takes hours to finish.
The whole thing took 6 hours to complete and the kids were extra careful not to touch anything when they were at home for fear of it staining their clothes. This does not mean that I was not constantly approached by my youngest asking if she could touch it. I let her touch the moose when it was dry and check how it feels like. Because it is very good quality fabric paint what she felt was the fabric itself.
I am happy with the results except for one thing; the camel's behind. I wish I made it more slanted so that the hump would show even more... I am not sure why I painted it that way and every time I look at it I wonder if I could correct it in some way. Who wants a camel with a square bum? But since it is painted green it would be hard to paint over it unless the paint I use is black. I will try and figure out something but if not, then I will have to live with my square bottomed camel and accept the fact that it is unique.
Here is the whole couch with the previous drawings. The gecko and elephant represent Malawi and Thailand while the Moose represents Canada, where Aaron is from, and the Camel represents Jordan/Palestine/Iraq, where my family and I are from.
I still need to figure something out for the arm and head rests but I am not too worried as they are not that dirty. Now that I am done, I can wash the non-removable parts of the couch and not worry that water stains will remain after it had dried.
My mom, cousin and friend think that I should start a business.... I am not too sure that I have a lot to give really.... what do you think?