Dear readers of Your Colourful Mind,
Our current focus is on the second element of the fabric painting process: the design idea.
So far, we have listed some suggestions that might help us to develop creative thinking around fabric painting and to create fresh ideas for new project designs (see Post 18).
As promised, we now take a more tangible approach and will use the next few posts to present some example projects.
All these examples aren’t anything special. I have just chosen them because they allow to illustrate how some of my fabric painting project ideas popped up and how I executed them.
Fabric painting project ideas – example no 1 – children colouring-in template – hexagon pattern
Some weeks ago, my sister sent the link to a German website which publishes simple images that can be print out and given to children as templates for colouring-in activities.
The website www.kinder-malvorlagen.com offers the print-outs for free (unless they are used for business purposes).
Since then, that website has helped me to gain several good ideas for fabric painting projects.
One of the first was the use of a hexagon pattern template for the design of a t-shirt.
I took a piece of a plastic sheet and, transferring from the template, I created a small stencil out of just two hexagons. Then I used a textile marker to draw the outlines of the hexagons on the t-shirt.
I found it fascinating how creative you can become with such a small and simple stencil! I will definitely use that shape again.
Have you used any similar easy-to-prepare stencils for your fabric painting projects?
I wish you a creative time, enjoy,
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