Tuesday, July 2, 2013

Happy crafting with fabric paint.



I made this cushion with a doily stencil and some hand painting...
Here is how...


Use some good quality fabric paint. 

Place paper doily where you want it.
To keep it from moving around use some sticky tape or fabric glue spray.

A stipple brush is the best thing to use to apply the paint.
Dabbing lightly as you go, but with good coverage.
It should look something like this when you are finished.


Now to add a favourite animal into the centre, 
draw or use a pre-made stencil if you are a bit unsure about it.


You can dabb the paint like you did with the doily or you can
free hand paint your image on.


Once the design is finished let your image dry for at least
12 hours to make sure that it is really set.

Iron your image for about 3-5 minutes but be careful not to burn your fabric.

I used my fabric to make some cushion covers.


If your freehand painting is pretty good try some other designs.

Here are some that I did earlier.







Happy crafting my friends...






13 comments:

Clare said...

Your painted cushions are lovely, you make it look so easy, love the doilly stensil one the best.

Clare x
http://summerhousebythesea.blogspot.co.uk/

Penny said...

That is simply gorgeous, thanks for sharing x

Anna-Marie Field said...

Hi Michelle,Simply lovely!!!
Love
AMarie

Rynae said...

Very creative the doily one is my favourite

Frances said...

Your fabric painting results are grand! How generous you are to share the techniques you used with the rest of us.

Lots of inspiration there. xo

Alessandra said...

so nice!!!
xxxx Ale

La casita de Maria Nancy said...

Que bonitos te quedaron!!Gracias por el tutorial!!!Buen fin de semana.

Theresa said...

The cushions are so lovely!

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Rosalía said...

romantic and pretty collection!

Clau said...

Una belleza!!!! besos desde Uruguay

Taciana Simmons said...

Very fun and sucha lovely print. Love the cushions.

Miss Muggins said...

I love the doily stencil idea. I am itching to make one now!