Playing with Fabric Paints

The good thing about using paints over dyes is that you can experiment A LOT on small amounts of fabric. Take my recent results, from playing around a little yesterday afternoon.

This first piece involved using diluted fabric paints on a piece of Wonder Under. I just brushed three different colors on in pretty wide strokes, and left it to dry. It was then ironed on to a piece of fabric, thus transferring the paint to the fabric. The added advantage of this system is that you can then fuse things onto the fabric. The original fabric is on the left, and the new painted on on the right.

I used the same color palette for this second piece. I just dampened a piece of white muslin with water, and then dabbed the three diluted paints on in broad, uneven strokes. Sprayed a little more water on, and then scattered coarse sea salt over the piece. This is what it looks like after it dried.

Simply delish. Now I’m going to play some more and actually use this fabric on a project. Or two. 🙂

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  • Angie Padilla

    I am a self-learner. I taught myself to sew and to quilt. And I taught myself how to draw. I am learning how to dye my own fabrics and am dabbling with mixed media. I am a quilt designer and teacher, and design and publish my own line of quilt patterns. With this blog I would like to share the bits and pieces of my life.

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