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
Stencilling and colouring-in with textile markers, on tea towel
Stencilling and colouring-in with textile markers, on t-shirt
Using the same stencil for the design of a tote bag
Stencilling with textile spray, colouring-in with fabric paint, on t-shirt
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 :)!
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