Dear friends of Your Colourful Mind,
We are still busy learning more about the relaxation method
Fabric Colouring-in Design
which combines the positive features of adult colouring books and fabric painting:
- the flexibility and easiness of colouring books
- with the higher creativity levels of fabric painting.
We continue to work with our list of different methods of transferring drawings and designs on fabric items (see post No 33).
we today focus on another way to realize design ideas on fabric:
Using stamps for transferring patterns and illustrations onto fabric
Stamps can be used on different types of fabric. And they are very easy to work with.
They allow us to cover large areas of fabric with patterns and illustrations very quickly and very easily. Then we can colour-in the patterns and illustrations to create individual and colourful designs.
We can buy ready-made stamps, and choose from a very broad range of different types and sizes.
And we can also create our own stamps which can be great fun as it allows us to give our projects a very individual touch (and look).
Using a ready-made stamp on a tote bag with thick fabric paint, colouring-in with textile markers
Using a ready-made stamp on a t-shirt with thick fabric paint, colouring-in also with fabric paint and paint brush
Using a self-made stamp on a tea towel with thick paint, colouring-in with textile markers
Working with stamps on fabrics
is real fun, and creating our own stamps is very creative.
And full of surprises because quite often the end product very much differs from the planned design. 🙂
We will definitely come back to this subject at a later point in time and will discuss the stamping method in more detail.
Summary/evaluation of today’s fabric colouring-in design example projects:
- Using stamps to transfer patterns and illustrations onto fabric allows us to produce even difficult and delicate drawings and shapes with ease.
- We usually apply thick fabric paint on the stamp which means that we need a proper working area for the stamping and the drying processes.
- But colouring-in the often delicate ornamental designs is easier done with fabric markers and this can be done anywhere, we just have to take the textile markers with us and our fabric item with the stamped design on it.
Next time (Post No 38), we will start to create colouring-in designs on fabric without using a tool such as a stencil or stamp.
As free-hand drawings of patterns and illustrations are not that easy, we will begin with using templates from adult colouring books which we will try to reproduce free-handedly.
Enjoy your fabric painting and colouring-in projects!
And think about sharing your experiences by sending images of your work to firstname.lastname@example.org 🙂 .
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