Fabric Painting – Getting Started With Fabric Painting

Fabric painting is the most customized work of art. The artist is at liberty to use as canvas any textile and for whatever purpose, whether a towel, apron, or casual attire, you can fit it in with a fabric painting.

Ideally, cotton fabrics will be used in this variety of painting and importantly, it must not be loosely weaved for it will percolate in other threads, giving you a staggered, smeared painting.

When you start putting your paintbrush on the cloth, the water-based paint starts to spread over the cloth, that is why, 100% cotton is recommended because it immediately absorbs, and the design then becomes stable in ao thun .

Due to the tendency to spread over the cloth, you can coat the initial paint with a primer and allow it to dry. The effect of which is that it is, as if there are no threads and spaces with which it can spread. It works like a paper.

First wash the fabric you wish to paint on in order to prevent wrinkling in the surface, it might be difficult to paint on it. It is advisable to dampen the cloth so that it will be vivid which colors are best applied in it.

Dampening the cloth will hearten the flowing of colors. Like any other painting, stenciling is always necessary, if not, best. A slick fabric print is specially designed to give and burnished and glistened appearance, while a puffy fabric paint gives you the embossed result on the cloth.

Dampen cloth and sprinkle colored paints in indiscriminate manner in areas you prefer to be painted. Speed up the drying of the paint by dry-blowing it.

Until it is dry, spray water all over the cloth and apply the second layer of colored paint. In this stage, you can already apply the rock salts or alcohol to give you dark spots and stronger edges.

You can be creative in the artwork by using other objects in stamping off on the cloth. Leaves, grains, sponges may be used in order to give the design you want. Leaves are the most common.

All you have to do is paint the leaf and place it on the cloth until it leaves a mark on the fabric. If you are working on a t-shirt, place a cardboard under the first leaf of fabric to prevent the paint from being contaminated in the other parts of the shirt, and from sticking on it.

Marbling is one good technique in fabric painting. It is done by sprinkling considerable amounts of paint, allowing the paint to drift on the cloth. The artist is free to move the foundation or the cloth in either direction creating an abstract design.

Use it with a combination of brilliant colors to give it a festive look. Dye Painting is a more popular technique in fabric painting. Dye may directly be applied on the fabric, or you may opt to dissolve it first in water before it is applied on the cloth.

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