Friday, November 24, 2017
craft

Fabric Painting

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Materials Required:

  1. Cloth
  2. Fabric Paints (Fevicryl)
  3. Brushes (different numbers)
  4. Frame
  5. Palette
  6. White Tracing Paper
  7. Design
  8. Pencil
  9. Water
  10. Waste Cloth

Procedure :

  1. Rinse the cloth to remove its starch.
  2. Iron the cloth in order to make it wrinkle free.
  3. Using a white tracing paper, trace the design onto the cloth.
  4.  Fix the frame around the design on the cloth. 
  5. Tips :

  6. Always paint the complete design with white colour as a base before using other colours, to give a better finish to the design. 
  7. Now choose your colours and paint the design. Always paint the lighter shades first then the darker ones.
  8. Let it dry for 24hrs.
  9. For the painting to last longer, iron the back side of the design. The ironing should be done only after 24 hrs.

Here we have painted on a white cloth and used the colours white (For Base), orange, green and yellow.  After painting the white base, start painting with other colours while it is still wet.  If the base is completely dry wet the design slightly with a brush dipped in water. Mix orange paint and white paint together to get a Light orange shade for the petals. 

Brushes are available in different numbers depending on the thickness of the bristles. You can use thin brushes in narrow spaces and thicker brushes on broader areas at your discretion.

Ordinary fabric paints can be mixed with water but metallic fabric colours have to be mixed with a medium. Medium can be bought from shops. The consistency of the mixed paints should not be too watery.