Easy – fast – colourful – fun
GET CRAZY WITH PLASTIC BAGS! 🙂
Dear friends of Your Colourful Mind,
Printing with plastic bags
- doesn’t need much preparation,
- can be done with minimal equipment,
- doesn’t set any rules,
- is an easy technique,
- can be done with even small kids,
- allows us to be creative in a crazy and wild way,
- AND IS REAL FUN!
As we plan to get deeper into the theory and practice of fabric stamping/printmaking soon,
today seems to be a good time to play around with colours and plastic bags.
For my first plastic bag printing project, I chose fabric paints and fabric liners.
And I needed, of course, some plastic bags.
I took sandwich bags because they are transparent which allows us to see what we create on the bag’s surface.
It is important to protect the working area well because this technique can become a bit messy.
I covered the working table with an old blanket and placed the t-shirt on it.
Then I prepared the first print by spreading some paint lines on the plastic bag, using a paint brush.
The first print looked good, and I continued, experimenting with other “designs”.
Later, I took some fabric liners and doodled around on the plastic bag.
This is how my t-shirt looked at the end. It’s definitely not a piece of art, but it’s unique and colourful, – I like it.
So, what’s about you?
Do you feel like plastic bag printing now?
Have fun and don’t forget to send images of your work to firstname.lastname@example.org.
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