To Paint on Fabric:
Can't find the perfect fabric for a project? You can make your own! Here's Boo wearing the jumpsuit I made for Week 3 of Project Run and Play.... it's a basic style, I just needed to make the perfect print for it!
The basic jumpsuit consisted of 4 pieces of gray knit:
First, I silk screened several different layers of a butterfly print......
....in dark gray, turquoise and bright yellow (see basic silk screening tutorial here):
Using Setacolor transparent fabric paints....
.....I mixed a diluted hot pink color:
I used a large paint brush to paint areas of the fabric to add dimension:
After the fabric was dry I heat set the entire outfit using an iron to make it permanent:
The inspiration for this outfit was Alexander McQueen.:
But the print and style had to be something more childish and less botanical....whimsical and fun....comfortable and easily washed (Lil Blue Boo criteria!):
You can use either of these techniques to create something for the Lil Blue Boo / Dharma Trading 2011 Design Challenge!