Dear friends of Your Colourful Mind,
Last time (post No 30) we introduced the new relaxation method
FABRIC COLOURING-IN DESIGN
which combines the pros of adult colouring books and fabric painting, – flexibility and creativity.
We also listed the different steps of fabric colouring-in design.
Today we present the first example project
which should help us to understand better the new method and its steps:
First step – choosing the fabric
I decided to use a simple tote bag to draw on.
Second step – decision on design idea and painting technique/materials
I wanted this first project to be closely related to adult colouring books and downloaded for free an adult colouring-in illustration (http://www.coloring-pages-adults.com/animals/?image=animals__coloring-adult-owl__1).
I decided to use fabric markers for drawing and also for colouring-in the illustration.
- The tote bag is made of very thin fabric which allowed me to copy the illustration by tracing it on the fabric.
- Additionally, on a second bag, I created a free-hand drawing of the template’s illustration.
Third and fourth steps – drawing the illustration and colouring it in
A) Copying the illustration by tracing it on the fabric
B) Free-hand drawing of the illustration
Final step- Using the product
I can’t make any use of the illustration on paper, but …
… I like the illustrations on the bags which I now use for grocery shopping. 🙂
Summary/evaluation of the first example project:
Tote bags are flexibly usable in fabric colouring-in projects.
- They can be used for tracing original illustrations on the fabric.
- It is easy to draw with fabric markers on this fabric.
- They are not heavy and can be folded, thus it is possible to carry them around.
- We don’t need a big space to paint on them, a small table is sufficient.
- They are not expensive, thus it’s not a disaster if our first projects are not so successful. 🙂
- We can use the tote bags ourselves or as a gift for someone else.
Using templates from adult colouring books makes the creation of colouring-in designs easy.
- Thin fabric allows us to trace the lines of the original illustration, we don’t need any drawing capabilities.
- And if we choose a not too sophisticated template, we can take it just as a model and instead of tracing it we can try a free-hand drawing. The result might not be as perfect as the original, but we can enjoy the satisfaction of having created something unique.
Fabric markers are flexibly usable.
- They allow us to draw fine lines and small details,
- and also make it possible to colour-in very little areas of an illustration.
- And we can easily carry around the markers.
I am really curious to hear from you what you think about
fabric colouring-in design:
- Is it really a practicable and useful new relaxation method?
- Can it give more fun and satisfaction than adult colouring-in books?
- Are you interested in having a look at further fabric colouring-in design projects?
Have a good time,
and enjoy colouring-in, in books or on fabrics, 🙂
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