Take paints and brushes and roll up your sleeves because in today's post you will unravel the world of fabric painting. This traditional craftsmanship full of possibilities is much simpler to do than you can imagine.
Commonly used to give life to bath towels, dish cloths and baby diapers, the fabric paint can still be used in clothing and decorative pieces.
Even though it does not have to be any Leonardo da Vinci to do painting in fabric, some tips help - a lot - who is now beginning with the technique. That's why we've made a special selection of tutorial videos so you can learn the full step-by-step of painting in fabric.
But before you start the video lessons, check out the necessary materials and leave everything at hand. The list below is the basis for this type of craftsmanship, from the initial level up to the advanced level:
Materials Needed for Fabric Painting
1. Wood base for painting
This item is important so you can stretch the fabric and paint the part more easily. If you prefer, you can use a piece of styrofoam. In this case, fasten the fabric with the aid of pins.
2. Permanent glue
The permanent glue is used to attach the fabric to the base. To do this, pass the glue with the aid of a plastic card making linear movements from top to bottom. Wait about ten minutes before putting the tissue in the base. After the paint finishes, remove the fabric and store the base inside a thick plastic bag. It is not necessary to remove the glue. Before starting a new painting check the adhesion degree of the adhesive and if necessary apply a new layer.
The most used fabrics for painting are those of cotton. But you can also use polyester or other synthetic fabrics, however the paint will not adhere in the same way. Notice also the fabric of the fabric, the closer it is, the better the paint will look.
Paint for this type of paint is used. You can still use glossy ink, three-dimensional ink or pen for fabric. All of them are suitable for this type of craftsmanship and guarantee the durability of the piece.
One of the main doubts of who is starting the painting work is what kind of brush to use, after all with so many options the doubt becomes inevitable. So for anyone who is starting the tip is to have a flat brush for the larger areas of the drawing; a bevelled brush for smaller areas and to create a shadow effect on painting; a round brush to fade the design; a cat tongue brush for straight and continuous strokes and a fillet brush to make outlines and fill small spaces.
6. Pencils 6B and carbon paper
This pair is important to draw the drawing or the risk, as it is also known. Graphite 6B is thicker and allows to make the trace with ease, since the carbon paper helps to transfer the drawing to the fabric. However, look for carbons that do not release paint, as it risks staining the fabric. At the time of the stroke, fix the carbon with the aid of a tape.
Did you write down everything you need? So let's start with what matters: the complete step-by-step of the painting in fabric:
Beginner Fabric Painting: Tips, Tricks and Secrets
For those who are starting out in any craft it is always important to unveil the tricks and secrets of the technique to facilitate learning. In this video, you will stay inside the little secrets of the painting in fabric to paint each day better. Check out the video:
How to Paint Leaves - For Beginners
Leaf painting is essential for this type of craft. They are present in most of the drawings and bring more life and beauty to the painting. So, learn in this video how to paint sheets in an easy and uncomplicated way:
Fabric painting: simple flower step by step
Flowers, as well as leaves, are the basis of fabric painting. With them you can paint dish cloths and bath towels, for example. Learn in this video the step by step of a simple flower:
Fabric Painting - Roses
Now if you are already at a slightly more advanced level you can start painting roses. In this video you give in a detailed and explanatory way how to paint beautiful roses in fabric:
Fabric painting of the Sonalu canal
You can learn fabric painting online with the help of Youtube channels. The Sonalu channel, for example, one of the most accessed when it comes to painting in fabric, has a series of videos to keep you better in the technique. Learn with this channel video how to make hydrangea in fabric:
So, can you risk the first risks? But, calm down, check out the creative and original ideas of fabric painting that we separate. You will see that you can go far beyond the traditional dish cloths:
Picture 1 - Painting in fabric: and for starters, how about a carpet painted with one's own hands? A drag, is not it?
Picture 2 - Fabric painting: let the children participate too! The suggestion here is a special fabric painting for Mother's Day.
Picture 3 - Painting in fabric: ima curtain painted by hand to decorate the room with style.
Picture 4 - A simple idea and that requires zero knowledge of painting.
Picture 5 - White tablecloth with strawberry painting: suggestion simple and easy to do.
Picture 6 - Coat of ottoman with painting handmade; need not even risk, can paint the free hand.
Image 7 - Dishcloth with a painting that deserves to be exposed on the wall.
Image 8 - Do it yourself the bedroom decorating the curtain and letting the children make a picture for the wall.
Image 9 - Minute work, but with a lovely end result.
Image 10 - Make the table look prettier and more personalized with hand-painted napkins.
Image 11 - Copy this idea: stamp for the dish cloths.
Image 12 - Hand-painted kitchen walkway with a simple striped design.
Image 13 - World map hand-painted to decorate the bedroom wall.
Picture 14 - Customize and renew your sneakers with a print that has your face
Picture 15 - Dishcloth all artisanal: from painting to barred.
Picture 16 - Wall-stretched canvas with abstract design: use the prints that are closest to the decoration of your home.
Image 17 - Hand-painted apron: notice the details of light and shadow to make the design more realistic.
Picture 18 - And how about making an extra buck with the fabric painting? The tip here is to paint dish cloths that serve as tourist souvenirs.
Image 19 - Hand-painted ecobags: a suggestion to use, sell or give away.
Picture 20 - A beautiful peacock painted in the curtain of the bathroom cloth: a functional and decorative piece.
Picture 21 - Black and white even in the painting in fabric; with this pair there is no mistake.
Picture 22 - Use paint stencil and foam tip brush to create beautiful, quick-to-do pieces.
Picture 23 - Bath towel with barred of roses painted by hand.
Image 24 - The hand-painted denim jacket has a personality and style; and it is very simple to make, just be sure to use own paint for fabric.
Picture 25 - If you want a different painting for your dish cloths, get inspired in the drawing below.
Picture 26 - A delicate and simple owl to decorate the dish cloth.
Image 27 - Little graffiti painted with the help of stencil, a grace!
Image 28 - A well made background is enough to leave the dish cloths beautiful and original.
Picture 29 - Painting in fabric: modern and beautiful rug painted by hand to decorate the room.
Picture 30 - The cushion covers can also receive an exclusive and personalized painting.
Picture 31 - Hand-painted round tablecloth with crocheted barrette, a luxury!
Picture 32 - Fabric painting: and this model of rustic tablecloth pleases you?
Image 33 - Hand-painted American Christmas games: an uncomplicated suggestion to decorate the house at this time of year.
Picture 34 - An amusing hut painted by the children themselves; give or not to do? No excuses now!
Image 35 - Hand-woven fabric bags that can be distributed as party favors.
Image 36 - Fabric painting: a rug for all occasions stamped with hand-painted colorful squares.
Image 37 - Hand painting to give a new face to the blouse.
Image 38 - Fabric painting up to the hair tiara: there is no limit to the craftsmanship.
Picture 39 - Painting in fabric: a simple red band can do miracle through the cloth of your kitchen.
Image 40 - Simple hand-painted colorful squares form that dining room rug.
Picture 41 - Paint your sheets by hand! Look at the result.
Image 42 - Painting in fabric to take on the beach.
Picture 43 - Party tablecloths painted in a delicate gradient in shades of pink.
Picture 44 - Paint your dish cloths with themes that represent your personality and personal tastes.
Image 45 - Fabric painting for the beach canga.
Image 46 - Hand-painted napkin with children's theme, use it for birthday parties.
Image 47 - Fabric painting for custom cushion covers.
Picture 48 - Fabric painting: use the colors of the decoration in the painting that you make, so everything is in harmony.
Picture 49 - Do you want a more simple and beautiful drawing than this one for you to make? You do not even have to apply shading techniques.
Image 50 - Strong and striking blue for napkins.
Image 51 - Hand-painted carpet with brick pattern; On the wall, the fabric painting also stands out.
Picture 52 - Paint flowers with free hand and leave your dish towel unique and original.
Image 53 - Painting small fish for hand towels.
Image 54 - A detail to make all the difference in the curtain.
Image 55 - Painting in fabric: homemade stamp to apply on shirts and other pieces of clothing.
Image 56 - Technique Tie dye paint to color the tablecloth and napkins.
Image 57 - Hand-painted leaves and flowers decorate the napkin that can also be used as an American game.
Image 58 - Raw cotton with hand painting leaves the piece with rustic style.
Image 59 - The painting in fabric can also be done with dimensional ink.
Picture 60 - In this dish cloth, the outline of the drawing was made with black pen for fabric, indicated to leave the fine and uniform trace.