How to pep up your clothes: Add some colour and pattern to old or boring clothes.
Dear friends of Your Colourful Mind,
Using fabric paints to bring a fresh colour injection to your wardrobe
Besides creating colourful designs on new apparels or household fabric-items, we can use our paints and other equipment to work on old clothes and give them a changed and fresh outlook.
Some weeks ago, we discussed a few of the various techniques we can apply to embellish old or dull looking clothes (see Post 82):
- applying fabric spray paints to give fabric items a brighter or more colourful look,
- using paint brushes and fabric paints to add some highlights on clothes;
- printing with self-made stamps to hide stains fabric items,
- using paint brushes and metallic paints to pep up an old clothes.
Today’s project is about
Using simple tape-stencils to embellish a dark-coloured sweater
For this project I worked on an old sweater that required a bit of pepping up.
These are the materials and tools I used: a paint brush and two fabric paints. And some tape for the design-creation.
I first used masking tape to design a pattern on the sweater.
Then I used a paintbrush and fabric paints to colour in the design, having made sure I’d be using fabric paints that were suitable for dark-coloured fabrics.
The sweater is much more colourful now!
Have you used your fabric paints to change the look of old clothes? Did everything work according to your plans?
Please, share images of you work with us! (Send them to firstname.lastname@example.org).
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