Fabric Painting: Getting Started

10 December 2016 / By Wehows Team
Fabric Painting- Getting Started
If you take fashion seriously, you know just how amazing it is to discover something that is just exclusively yours. And the chances of finding a piece that belongs just to you are pretty slim. Of course, there is always the option of getting customized fashionable pieces made, but let’s be honest, that is super expensive. So, what can you do that allows you to have something that nobody else has whilst also not burning a hole in your pocket? Start making your own amazing fashionable pieces from the comfort of your own home. Before you start to second guess yourself, be assured that is actually a lot easier, not to mention, a lot more fun  creating DIY fashion statements than you think it is. Fabric Colors

Creating Trendy Fabric:

Whether it is a top that you want or a funky tote bag, fabric is something that is required for most if not all things. For creating your own customized fabric, all you need is an active imagination, some fabric paints and some fabric paint stencils. You want a shirt which has a particular kind of bird drawn on it, but can’t find it anywhere on the market? Why not paint that bird on your own using a fabric painting stencil? The best part about fabric painting is that you get exactly what you want. Not only will you be ending up with a fabric that has the kind of bird print on it that it took you ages to look for, but you will also be getting it in the color of your choice, not to forget having the extensive variety of fabric materials to choose from.

The Preparation:

To make the process go smoothly, it is best that you have everything at one place which you will need later to paint your fabric. You will require fabric paints, brushes, stencils, wax paper and even spray paint. If you are good at drawing you can just start drawing your own patterns directly on the fabric. On the other hand, using a fabric paint stencil can make the process easier for you. Using the fabric paint stencil, you could sketch out the pattern and then use your paints, sprays or pens to fill it out. If you have no additional help, a good tip here would be to tape the stencil to the fabric so that it remains stable while you color with your hands. Before you begin, you might want to iron out any wrinkles present on the fabric so that you have a smooth surface to work with. If this is your first time with painting something on the fabric use cotton fabric as it is easier to handle.  Remember to use wax paper underneath your fabric which will keep the paint from bleeding on to other surfaces, so please do not skip this step. Watch this video to see a simple tutorial on how you can paint your fabric using fabric painting stencils. The video shows a step by step process which is fun and easy to follow.
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