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Discussion in 'Paintings' started by Mousumi1971, Jan 12, 2012.

  1. Mousumi1971

    Mousumi1971 Gold IL'ite

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    I am trying to fabric painting, but don't know the exact procedure to do the same. Would appreciate valuable inputs on the same.

    Thanks
    Moushumi
     
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    vadapallisudha Gold IL'ite

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    Re: How to do Fabric Painting????????????

    Hi Mousumi,

    Before u start working on the cloth wash it to remove starch and dirt from the cloth. Cotton, tussar and cotton mixed clothes are best for fabric painting.
    Draw an outline of the design on the cloth and stretch the cloth with a embroidery frame. On a piece of same cloth first do a color test. some times the colors u imagine might not gel with the fabric color.

    I generally fill the design with white color first and then leave to dry for few sec( not drying white paint completely) then i paint the desired colors. while using double colors or shading i dilute the white paint which i use on the base.

    Always start from top of the design and proceed to bottom. leave it to dry completely for 2days and press with an hot iron on the reverse side. This helps the colors fix permanently to the cloth.

    this is the procedure i follow for fab painting. lets see for more responses :)
    bye! happy painting!!
    sudha
     
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    Re: How to do Fabric Painting????????????

    Hi Sudha
    Thank you very much. I will give it a try.
     

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