Basics - Painting on Fabric
By Prudy Vannier
fabric is fun and rewarding. Don’t limit yourself to t-shirts.
Anything is possible.
- Prep: Wash to remove sizing
and iron if the fabric will be used and require cleaning. This
isn’t needed on items such as luggage or soft sculpture.
- The item needs to be taped
on a hard surface. T-shirt boards are available or still cardboard
- Transfer the pattern by
tracing it on paper.
- Use a soft chalk pencil
or graphite pencil to go over the lines on the back side of the
pattern. Place the pattern right side up on the surface and go
over the lines with a stylus.
- Use a stiff brush to lightly
grind the basecoat paint onto the patterned surface. Add other
colors the same way, blending as you go. Use a liner brush for
- Allow to dry and cure for
48 hours before washing.
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