No 102 – Fabric painting – New book – Order YOUR FREE COPY

Are you looking for new and effective ways to reduce stress and to relax? – FABRIC COLOURING IN could be YOUR SOLUTION! 🙂  

Dear friends of Your Colourful Mind,

In March 2017, I published the first book in my series of fabric-painting guide books, Your fast & easy guide Number 1: The Basics.

I still remember very well how excited I was on the launch day!

Today, I’m very excited again!

My new book, the second in the series of guide books, has just been released! 

It’s called ‘Your fast & easy guide Number 2: Fabric Colouring In’.

Cover book 2 – Fabric Colouring in – Fabric-painting book series

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

What’s the book about? And what is Fabric Colouring In?

Adult colouring books are very popular because many stressed-out people value colouring in as an easy way to relax.

Fabric painting is also a very relaxing activity but – compared to colouring books – it’s more creative and more productive.

Fabric colouring in – the ‘new’ fabric-painting discipline – combines the benefits of coloring-in books and fabric painting.

It helps you relax and have fun while playing around and creating colourful designs on fabric – without having to have any detailed knowledge or special skills.

While working on the book’s several easy-to-do example projects, you’ll learn how to apply various fabric-painting techniques, simply by experimenting with and exploring the many possibilities of design creation and colouring in on fabric.

How can you download the free eBook or order the paperback

You can easily download the eBookwhich will be for free for a short period of time – or order the paper-book version.

To download the (free) eBook, click on the image above or on this link: http://viewBook.at/FabricPainting-No2. 
Another easy way is: just type ‘margot krekeler’ in Amazon’s search line.

Click here to learn ‘How to order books on Amazon’.

The eBook-version is also available at Barnes&Noble and Kobo.

To order the paperback, CLICK HERE.

How can you give feedback about the book?

As a very new author who’s self-publishing on Amazon, I’m very grateful for any and all feedback my readers send my way.

If you enjoyed reading the book and found it helpful, would you consider posting a short review on Amazon?!

To submit a review, just go to the book’s page on Amazon – CLICK HERE – and in the ‘Customer Review section’ at the bottom of the page click on ‘Write a customer review’. Then write your review and click on ‘Submit’.

I really will find your support invaluable – I consider all my reader reviews and feedback so I can continually improve my book.

Thank you so much!

Enjoy fabric colouring in ! 🙂

Margot

 

No 101 – Series: Fabric Painting Techniques – Stamping, Part 17

How to create colourful designs on fabric? – Let stamps, stencils and sprays work together – they’ll do the job!

Dear friends of Your Colourful Mind,

This is the last post in our stamping series.

It’s also the last project in our little series about a set of self-carved rubber stamps. (See Posts No 97, No 98 and No 99.)

Project series – Using round self-carved rubber stamps to create various unique designs

Part 4 – Stencilling, spraying and stamping – in one project.

I had a lot of fun with this project which combined the use of stamps, simple stencils and fabric spray paint.

My supplies for this project:

a T-shirt, the set of round stamps (see above), some round cardboard pieces, fabric spray paints, a sponge brush and fabric paints.

First I arranged and flattened the T-shirt on an old blanket. Then I distributed the round cardboard pieces on the T-shirt.

fabric painting - preparing the spraying
fabric painting – preparing the spraying

Now I started spraying over the T-shirt, using different colours of fabric spray paint.

fabric painting - spraying and stencilling
fabric painting – spraying and stencilling

When I lifted my simple mask-stencils after the spraying, they had left clear blank spots on the fabric.

fabric painting - after the spraying
fabric painting – after the spraying

The final working step was using the stamp set to create colourful round prints over the stencilled (unpainted) areas.

fabric painting - printing with self-carved stamp
fabric painting – printing with self-carved stamp

Have a look at the final result – I love this colourful T-shirt and wear it a lot!

fabric painting - stamping, stencilling and spraying on T-shirt
fabric painting – stamping, stencilling and spraying on T-shirt

 

Now, that we are at the end of our stamping series – What do you think about it? Have you started to work on your own projects? Do you use pre-made stamps and do you prefer to create your own stamps?

I’d love to hear about your experiences. Share images of your work with us, send them via email! (margot@your-colourful-mind.com)

If you haven’t started working with stamps yet,

you can give it a try with this easy-to-do fun-project – NOW!

This little tutorial will help you to get started.

 CLICK HERE to download it, FOR FREE.

 

 

 

 

Don’t miss any project presentation or information on the new fabric-painting book series: SIGN UP TO MY BLOG TO RECEIVE A SHORT EMAIL WHENEVER A NEW POST IS PUBLISHED.

Cheers,

Margot

No 100 – Your invitation to join the launch team for my new book ‘Fabric Colouring in’

Get a free advance preview copy of my new book, and win great prizes!

Dear friends of Your Colourful Mind,

In March 2017, I published the first book in my series of fabric-painting guide books, Your fast & easy guide Number 1: the Basics.

I’d had it professionally edited, by my very strict editor :), so I knew that any mistakes in the writing, grammar, style and formatting had been corrected before the first readers were holding the books in their hands.

Nevertheless, when the book launch was coming up, I found myself nervously wondering whether all the sections of the book, especially the project descriptions and step-by-step instructions, were clear and understandable – for the the fabric-painting beginner, in particular.

When the first reviews came in and were positive, I was very relieved! From the feedback I’ve received so far, I’ve learnt that my readers think the content is clearly structured and easy to understand.

However, even though the first book went well, I promised myself I wouldn’t launch the next one on my own; instead, I’d ask my readers to get involved and support me even before I published it.

Today I finished writing the second book in the series, Your fast & easy guide Number 2: Fabric Colouring In, and tomorrow my editor will start the editing process.

I’m planning to publish it in either late July or early August

… and I’m contacting you today to invite you to join the launch team for the book.

Think about it:

As a launch-team member, you’ll:

  • receive a free copy of the book, two to four weeks before I publish it
  • be actively involved – and make a huge difference! – by giving me your input and feedback before the book is released
  • have an impact on the book’s success after the release date, by writing a review on Amazon
  • have the chance to win a prize in the raffle I’ll be running at the end of the launch week

I’d be happy to welcome you to the launch team and work with you to make my book better than it’d be if I ‘did it all’ on my own.

To find out more about the launch team and become a member of it, please click on this link: https://www.your-colourful-mind.com/book-launch-team-fabric-colouring-in/ 

Meanwhile, I wish you a good time,

Margot

 

No 99 – Series: Fabric Painting Techniques – Stamping, Part 16

Never throw away your self-carved rubber stamps! – You can use them again and again.

Dear friends of Your Colourful Mind,

This is the second-last post in our stamping series.

We’ve gone a long way since we started with the first project in Post No 74!

We discussed many different ways of stamp production and worked on numerous stamping projects:

  • We worked with commercial pre-made stamps,
  • we used everyday items to print on fabric,
  • and we learnt how to compose, cut and carve our own stamps.

Have a look at the overview of all stamp production categories in Post No 92, it helps to remember all our different projects.

Or visit the stamping ‘department’ in the project gallery.

The project today is also the second-last project in our little series which focused on using one single set of self-carved rubber stamps. (see Post No 97 and No 98).

Project series – Using round self-carved rubber stamps to create various unique designs

Part 3 – Colourful fashion design

Last time we saw how effective and successful teamwork in fabric-painting projects can be.

Today we’ll see that the stamp-set copes well with the challenge of printing larger fabric items.

My sister fall in love with the set of carved stamps during our last project. She decided to use the stamps again to create a colourful design on a plain light-coloured dress.

These are the stamps she used:

stamping project - the stamps to be used on the reverse side
stamping project – the stamps to be used on the reverse side

 

Working on a bigger piece of fabric can be a bit challenging.

My sister wanted to print on both sides of the dress and she decided to use two different colours.

  • So she had to plan the design and the distribution of the prints before she started printing.
  • And during the printing she had to work carefully to get smooth and fluent colour-transitions, on the front and on the back side of the dress.

She protected the upper part of the dress from paint splashes and drops by covering it with a plastic sheet.

Then she started printing on the lower part, loading all stamps with red paint.

fabric painting - printing with self-carved stamps 1
fabric painting – printing with self-carved stamps 1

This worked well. She now printed on the upper part, with blue paint.

fabric painting - printing with self-carved stamps 2
fabric painting – printing with self-carved stamps 2

Finally, she had to stamp the area between the red and the blue prints.

fabric painting - printing with self-carved stamps 3
fabric painting – printing with self-carved stamps 3

Then she had to let dry the paints on the front, before she could repeat the process on the reverse side of the dress.

This is the final result, she managed the print and colour transitions on both sides very well!

fabric painting - design-printing on dress with self-carved stamps
fabric painting – design-printing on dress with self-carved stamps

Next time, I’ll present another way of using the set of self-carved stamps. I’ll combine the stamp-printing with some stencilling and spraying in one project.

What do you think about our stamping series? Have you started to work on your own projects? Do you use pre-made stamps or do you prefer to create your own stamps?

I’d love to hear about your experiences. Share images of your work with us, send them via email! (margot@your-colourful-mind.com)

If you haven’t work with stamps yet,

you can give it a try with this easy-to-do fun-project – now!

This little tutorial will help you to get started. –  CLICK HERE to download it, FOR FREE.

Don’t miss any project presentation or information about fabric painting techniques: SIGN UP TO MY BLOG TO RECEIVE A SHORT EMAIL WHENEVER A NEW POST IS PUBLISHED.

Cheers,

Margot

No 98 – Series: Fabric Painting Techniques – Stamping, Part 15

Reworking a finished project – Teamwork can make something good even better.

Dear friends of Your Colourful Mind,

Today, we’ll continue to work with the new set of rubber stamps which I introduced last time.

Having finished the test project on fabric, I now planned to use the stamps again in a more demanding project.

Today’s project confirms two different experiences I’ve made several times while working on a fabric painting project:

  • Never expect a project to be completely finished. It might happen that more colours and/or design details have to be added to make it better.
  • Share your projects and your supplies with other fabric-painters – this will increase the fun and might lead to unexpected results.

Project series – Using round self-carved rubber stamps to create various unique designs

Part 2 – A teamwork project

Playing around with the new stamp set in the test project had helped me to get a good feeling of its design-creation potential.

I felt optimistic and thought that I would easily be able to create a nice T-shirt for my sister.

And I actually had a good start.

Again, as in the test project, I used the new stamp-set and the old simple round stamp.

fabric stamping - the stamps to be used in test project
fabric stamping – the stamps to be used in test project

And the stamping went well:

stamping project - loading the stamps with paint
stamping project – loading the stamps with paint

I really liked the final result!

stamping project - final result number 1
stamping project – final result number 1

But my sister was not so impressed. 🙁 She thought it could look brighter and more colourful.

Fortunately, my sister is an enthusiastic fabric painter, too. And having her around for some days allowed me to lean back and let her do the work. 🙂

She chose an additional fabric paint and also used the round sponge brush to directly stamp on the fabric.

stamping project - adding some colour and prints
stamping project – adding some colour and prints

This is how her final result looked like. Yes, I had to admit: much brighter and more colourful!

stamping project - final result number 2
stamping project – final result number 2

And, as my sister was ‘in a flow’ now, she didn’t stop but continued printing on the reverse side of the T-shirt.

This time she decided to work with only two stamps of the new set and to use additionally two of my older stamps. And brought a second colour – red – into the game.

stamping project - the stamps to be used on the reverse side
stamping project – the stamps to be used on the reverse side

I like it!

stamping project - final result number 3
stamping project – final result number 3

We had much fun together and learned from each other. I, for example, had never thought about using the sponge brush as a stamp!

My sister, too, enjoyed the project. She went off to buy a dress and the next day started a new project. With the same stamps!

Next time, you’ll see how that project worked out. 🙂

What are your experiences with team-working in fabric-painting projects? I’d love to hear about it, send an email! (margot@your-colourful-mind.com)

Get deeper into fabric stamping. Learn more about carving your own stamps.

A big part of the soon coming book ‘Relax creatively – Fabric stamping – Your fast & easy guide, number 3 – Stamping’ focuses on carving projects.

It’s the third book in my series about fabric painting and will be published soon. (Click on this link for more information about the book series.)

Download your warm-up stamping-tutorial. For free.

But you don’t have to wait until the stamping-book is released. Start your stamping career with an easy-to-do fun-project – NOW!

This little tutorial will help you to get started, CLICK HERE to download it, FOR FREE.

Don’t miss any project presentation or information on the new fabric-painting book series: SIGN UP TO MY BLOG TO RECEIVE A SHORT EMAIL WHENEVER A NEW POST IS PUBLISHED.

Cheers,

Margot

Relax creatively!