children's shirts with pictures drawn with fabric markers

No 16 – Fabric painting design contribution: drawing a picture with fabric markers

Dear readers of Your Colourful Mind,

in Post No 14 we had a look at Hilda’s design contribution and discussed some of the disadvantages of using fabric markers: the lines are not so bold and strong and the colour tend to fade a bit after some washings.

Today we can consider some of the advantages of fabric markers.

This is thanks to Marion who sent in an image of the two shirts she designed for her little sons.

children's shirts with pictures drawn with fabric markers
post 16 – children’s shirts – pictures drawn with fabric markers
Marion explains why she decided to use fabric markers for her fabric painting project:

” Dear Colourful Mind,

attached I send a picture of the shirts I created for my sons.

My sons don’t like wearing shirts but I wanted them to look nicely dressed on a family function we recently organized.

I asked each of them to choose a picture from a children’s colouring book and then we sat down and all worked on it: my sons coloured in the images in their coloring book, and I put a copy of the images inside the shirts, – I cannot not draw actually but it was easy to trace the lines with fabric markers.

The whole activity was a success: we spent a nice afternoon working together and they happily and proudly wore their shirts at the family party.

Kind regards, Marion”

(email 01.02.16 – Marion wrote in German and I hope I translated her message properly. :))

I am especially happy about this contribution as I myself don’t work very often with fabric markers.

Thus, I find it always interesting and helpful to hear about the projects and experiences of others.

Please, don’t hesitate to send your design ideas and images of your fabric painting projects!

Cheers,

signature - Margot

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