Dear friends of Your Colourful Mind,
Today, we continue with our series (see also Post No 19 and Post No 20) of example projects which are intended to demonstrate some of the limitless opportunities of getting fresh ideas for the design of new fabric painting projects.
So, for now, we remain occupied with the second element of the fabric painting process: the design idea.
As promised, we soon will direct our focus on the next dimension of fabric painting, the selection of materials (paints, markers, sprays, etc.) and tools (brushes, stencils, etc.).
Fabric painting project ideas – example no 3 – partly transfering patterns from templates
I chose another two templates from the German website www.kinder-malvorlagen.com which offers printable images usable as colouring-in templates for children.
When I started these two painting projects, my plan was to completely transfer the patterns from the templates by slipping them under the front layer of the t-shirt and then tracing over the lines which I could see shining through the fabric.
O.k., this was the plan, but in both cases the plan had to be adjusted to my abilities.
In both of the two following projects I had to simplify the traced template because I didn’t manage to transfer all details.
It is not exactly what I thought I would create but I like it.
It’s a good experience to see that often during a fabric painting process things change without causing a disaster. 🙂
The other examples:
Summarizing my experiences with the templates from the website mentioned above, I conclude:
The search for usable images for our fabric painting projects should not be restricted to easily transferable pattern.
The more detailed and seemingly more difficult templates can also assist us in creating something new even if we are not able to replicate them one-to-one.
Thus, have fun experimenting!
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