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Boo and I did some fabric painting this weekend! She made a cute rainbow applique top and I transformed a stained t-shirt into a bright, fun top!
We started with this Setacolor transparent fabric paint starter kit:
Other materials we used:
Light colored knit or woven fabric (or an old t-shirt)
Disappearing ink pen
First, I cut out freezer paper and ironed it to the back of my white knit to stabilize it for Boo to paint on (waxy side to wrong side of fabric).
I used a disappearing ink pen to sketch out a rainbow shape for a guide:
I mixed each paint color with a bit of water and spritzed the fabric a little to dampen it so the color would flow onto the fabric easier:
The artist at work:
After the entire rainbow was painted.....
.....we sprinkled it with a little table salt and spritzed it with a light mist of water again to get a "crystal" look....
.....and then laid it in the sun to dry (with a guard dog):
The artist added some light blue paint to some more fabric for clouds:
Once the fabric was dry I removed the freezer paper from the back and ironed both sides of the fabric for 2-3 minutes to set the paint:
To make the rainbow applique I ironed paper-backed fusible adhesive to the back of the painted fabric and then sketched out the rainbow and clouds on the paper:
I cut out shapes and ironed them to activate the fusible adhesive paper:
I used my sewing machine to secure the appliques and add decorative stitching:
The artist happy with her work:
I did some painting of my own inspired by this landscape painting I did last year using an old t-shirt:
I dampened the entire t-shirt and painted in horizontal lines across the entire shirt:
I just kept adding color until I was happy with the look. Then I sprinkled it with salt and left it to dry in the sun.
Turned out totally cool and unique!