fabric painting - t-shirt - paint, tape, stencil

No 37 – Fabric painting design contribution – Combining different tools and techniques

How to combine painting, taping and stencilling in one fabric painting project

Dear friends of Your Colourful Mind,

I am happy today to present new pieces of work from Jaypi, our – so far – most engaged contributor of fabric painting design examples.

Jaypi likes to experiment with different tools and techniques and to extend her range of experiences permanently.

So far Jaypi has shared with us

  • her mandala-design which she traced on a t-shirt (see post No 4),
  • her colourful t-shirts with stripes, created with tape and fabric spray (see post No 6),
  • some tote bags which she designed with fabric spray, tape and stencils (see post No 10)
  • and her free-style designed “Happy New Year” shirt (also post No 10).

Jaypi now writes in her email (15.04.16),

“Although I read each of your posts and love to learn about new techniques, I still prefer to work with textile spray and tape. I am hesitant to try something new because I fear I could mess it up.

Your recently published design ideas are partly done on tea towels and simple fabric bags. I never thought about it but think it’s a good solution to use those types of fabric items when I start to work with a new technique. It is not so expensive if something goes wrong.

Attached I send images of the shoes and the TShirt I created recently. I didn’t use textile spray this time. I painted with textile paint diluted with water. Not so easy, as you can see, it didn’t work out properly.”

fabric painting - t-shirt - paint, tape, stencil
post 37 – fabric painting – design contribution – t-shirt – tape, fabric paint, stencil

 

fabric painting - diluted paint runs off
post 37 – design contribution – example – diluted paint runs off

Jaypi refers to the image of the shirt’s sleeve. We can see that the diluted paint caused some water to run out and under the tape. I actually don’t think that is a big problem, I can’t see it on the image of her finished t-shirt:

hand-made t-shirt with stripes
post 37 – fabric painting – design contribution – t-shirt – tape, fabric paint, stencil to create colourful stripes
fabric painting on shoes - colourful stripes
post 37 – fabric painting – design contribution – shoes- tape, fabric paint, to create colourful stripes

But it’s great that Jaypi decided to share this experience with us:

Sharing experiences of projects that didn’t run completely well, allows all of us to learn and to avoid similar experiences.

Thus, I send an especially huge thank you to Jaypi!!!

I also very much like the idea to design not just a t-shirt but additionally a pair of shoes, in the same style and colours. I am sure it looks great whenever Jaypi puts on her hand-painted fashion combination!

I am looking forward to publishing other projects which offer learning effects. 🙂

Please, don’t hesitate to send images of your work to margot@your-colourful-mind.com.

Cheers,

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