Tuesday, July 30, 2013

 Fabric Painting Classes

Had two great fabric painting classes yesterday!!
My friend Donna shared a program through DecoArt and her latest technique with me and I was excited to teach it to my students.  Think I've created some Fabric Painting monsters now!! They LOVED all the designs and painting with the SoSoft paints and using the special pen to outline their designs.
Barb, Sue, Jennifer, Glo, Sherry
Jenny, Lanelle, Pat, Mary and Patty

Gloria came in the evening and we had a great one on one time together painting!!


Donna will have all the supplies on her website soon!!

Here are some of the shirts I painted as examples for my students.


I also PLAYED with DecoArt ink effects ~ they took some practice but OH HOW I enjoyed creating with them!! Made some scarves and shared some designs with students. Plan to do a video to post here - how to on the scroll scarves that I created when I get back from HOOT!

You can watch an ink effects how to video on YouTube to see the process but here it is in a nutshell:
Paint your design on paper - yep plain ole computer paper. OR you can paint right over a coloring book design too! Let it dry 30-45 minutes and then iron it on your fabric. I used a shirt that had some polyester in it and used a special spray for cotton, etc. but it really didn't show up like I had hoped. SO.....I got some infinity scarves from Wal Mart a couple of months ago and when I realized they were polyester - that is what I used! Worked great!! Some places were a bit faint but when the scarf is on you can't really tell and I really liked the difference in colors so left it. I added some liner work with SoSoft paints to the poppies and leaves and love how that turned out as well!


Getting ready for HOOT (Heart Of Ohio Tole Convention)!!! Teaching two classes and super excited but also nervous!  Looking forward to road trippin' with my girlfriends too!! Will share pictures as I can of course!!
Have a wonderful week!
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