i'm sure i'm not the only one this happens to . . . i'm not too shabby at painting things and so i keep getting requests for things i've never done before. such is my current situation.
i've been asked to paint an aisle runner for a wedding. it will be a large painted peony with monogram over it, in rather specific colors. totally fine, right?
i'm not sure what paint i should use! i'm most comfortable with acrylics, but i'm worried that painting a large flower on the fabric will cause problems. when the paint dries will it shrink up the fabric? will it cause ripples? is there another paint i can use? she said she's used martha stewert paints for other portions, so i know they come in hwe colors - would those be beter to use? fyi - her mother is making the aisle runner and she wants in in the middle - so failing is out of the question.
i'm just really nervous about it, and i've got so many other commissions that i don't have the spare time to test a bunch of paints or mess this one up. any and all advise welcome.