fabric painting - patterns stencilled with textile spray on t-shirt

No 34 – Instead of adult colouring books – Fabric Colouring-in Design – Idea No 3 – Stencilling

Dear friends of Your Colourful Mind,

we continue to present fabric painting project examples related to the new relaxation method

FABRIC COLOURING-IN DESIGN.

 

In post No 33 we listed different tools and techniques which we can use to create patterns and illustrations on fabric, which then can be coloured in.

At that time, we worked with the easiest method, – using templates and tracing their patterns/illustrations on the fabric.

This method allows us to get even sophisticated designs onto our fabric item. But it has one important restriction: Tracing designs is only possible with fabrics which are thin and transparent enough to let the lines and shapes shine through.

 

Today, we focus on a different method of design-creation which we can also apply with thicker fabrics:

Using stencils for creating patterns and illustrations on fabric

Some examples: 
Stencilling and colouring-in with textile markers, on tea towel
fabric painting - butterflies stencilled with textile markers on tea towel
post 34 – idea no 3 – butterflies stencilled with textile markers on tea towel
fabric painting - butterflies stencilled on tea towel
post 34 – fabric painting – tea towel – stencilling butterflies with textile marker – colouring-in with textile markers
Stencilling and colouring-in with textile markers, on t-shirt 
fabric painting - stencilling pattern onto t-shirt
post 34 – idea no 3 – patterns stencilled with textile markers on t-shirt
fabric painting - stencilling and colouring with textile markers
post 34 – idea no 3 – patterns stencilled with textile markers on t-shirt, then colouring in with textile markers
fabric painting – patterns stencilled with textile markers on t-shirt
post 34 – fabric painting – t-shirt – colouring-in design idea No 3 – stencilling patterns with textile marker – colouring-in with textile markers
Using the same stencil for the design of a tote bag
post 34 - idea no 3 - patterns stencilled with textile markers on tote bag, then colouring in with textile markers
post 34 – idea no 3 – patterns stencilled with textile markers on tote bag, then colouring in with textile markers
Stencilling with textile spray, colouring-in with fabric paint, on t-shirt
fabric painting - patterns stencilled with textile spray on t-shirt
post 34 – idea no 3 – patterns stencilled with textile spray on t-shirt
fabric painting - stencilling on t-shirt, then colouring-in
post 34 – idea no 3 – patterns stencilled with textile spray on t-shirt, then colouring in with thick fabric paints
fabric painting – patterns stencilled with fabric spray on t-shirt
post 34 – fabric painting – t-shirt – colouring-in idea No 3 – stencilling patterns with fabric spray – colouring-in with paint brush and thick fabric paint

Summary/evaluation of today’s fabric colouring-in design example projects:

  • Using a stencil allows to transfer even more complicated or detailed patterns and illustrations on any kind of fabric (even thick and non-transparent fabric)
  • Stencilling and colouring-in with fabric markers leaves us some flexibility: we can take the equipment with us and work on our project at different places.
  • Using textile spray or fabric paint for the stencilling or colouring-in processes offers us increased creativity levels, but reduces our flexibility: we need a proper working area where we have a table and enough space, water, paints, brushes, etc. available and where we can leave the fabric getting dry in between different working steps.

What do you prefer when it is about getting a drawing onto the fabric: tracing the patterns or stencilling them? 

Next time (Post No 36), we will focus on using stamps to create patterns and illustrations on fabric.

Take care, and enjoy colouring-in on fabrics :)!

 

signature - Margot

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6 thoughts on “No 34 – Instead of adult colouring books – Fabric Colouring-in Design – Idea No 3 – Stencilling”

  1. Hey Margot,

    thank you so much for all the posts. Such great inspirations! As Ferdie suggested to “add some wisdom to the shirts” – how do you get the words on? print? stamp?
    Those t-shirts shown look fabulous! I like the one reminding of dandelions very much.

    Bye for now,
    Beth

  2. Hi Margot,

    I like in particular the combination of stencil painting with fabric spray. What about making a t-shirt with some words of wisdom (e.g. “as simple as possible, but not simpler’ (Albert Einstein)) with a stencil and some nice fabric spray?

    Best, Ferdie

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