Wednesday, August 3, 2011

Change the look of any garment with textile paint ... Tutorial.

    As I promised in the previous post, here's a tutorial to get any garment "simple" transform into something different and unique, especially with your own "touch".
  The products needed to achieve this are quite simple and inexpensive, which is an extra bonus to try it.
    Before you start ... only two "major rules" to get through the process without damaging the garment you are going to paint.

   Rule one - be extremely clean with your hands and the environment where you are painting, you can easily touch the wet paint with your hands (without realizing it) while you are working, so it's even easier to "carry" this stain another part of the garment can ruin it. Check that the hands are clean at all times.
   Rule two - no rush .... whole process takes time, leave the paint to dry completely before moving on to the next step, the paintings are mixable them.
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   The elements needed ... A pledge to paint, I chose a shirt, obviously, you choose any item of your taste.
    Textile paints, brushes, a plastic dish for mixing paints, tracing paper, drawing you wish to transfer to the fabric, a magazine unusable, also a glass with water to wash your brushes when you change a painting that of another color.
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   The first step is to transfer the drawing to the fabric, for starters, keep in mind that the garment will not move from where you are going to paint it, so choose a site where you can paint and let dry for several hours without movingInsert the magazine into the garment, this will prevent the paint transfers to the back of the shirt.
   So place the paper with the drawing in the chosen site, put two pins in the top so the paper does not move and below it, place the tracing paper.
  Review with a pencil around the edge of the drawing and details.
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   When the drawing is transferred to the fabric, carefully remove the tracing paper and drawing up a bit to ensure that all the drawing is traced, if there is somewhere that did not transfer well to repeat the drawing, when you are safe that all is well, remove the pins and paper drawing.
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   Paint first drawing the contours of the chosen color and a very thin brush.
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   Complete the picture with paint. You can see that the paints do not come to be together, this is to avoid that they mix, let dry and then fill the area.
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   When it is completely dry, add details of the drawing ...
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   When you consider that the picture is completely finished and your taste in detail, let it dry all the paint, this can take several hours, please do not risk to move the garment with the wet paint.
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   The last step is to "fix" the painting, the fabric so do this, place the garment on the ironing board, you can see in the picture the shirt is fitted to the ironing board, this means that the back of the t is below the ironing board, you should only drawing ironing.
   Place a clean cotton cloth over the drawing ... the iron is at a temperature of cotton, no steam! only dry heat.
   No "drag" the iron over the garment. Just little touches of warmth to keep the iron on the picture for thirty seconds, complete the whole area .
    This consegirá the drawing will be fully attached to the garment and from now on, you can wear the garment, wash it, iron it normally, and so on. without spoil the picture.
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   Enjoy the garment! The possibilities are endless, you can "improve" dresses, blouses, skirts, sheets, tablecloths, anything fabric can change look with little effort and someimagination.
              Any questions?

8 comments:

  1. Pregunta ninguna! Parece super facil, te ha quedado muy bonita;)

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  2. Thanks for the tutorial! It appear to be easy but I know that it required patience and some abilities to have such a perfect end product.
    Besos,

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  3. so awesome! I also enjoy experimenting with fabric paint!

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  4. A wonderful tutorial - thank-you! May-be, just may-be I will attempt this. I looks easy, however - I can't even paint my fingernails without getting paint in the wrong places! I do love the idea.

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  5. I love that. I have been wanting to try some fabric painting.

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  6. Te quedó muy bonita y sencilla a la vez. Me encanta el tutorial, lo has explicado muy bien. Felicidades

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  7. Thanks - I will have to try this some time!

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