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Paintings : Fabric Paintings on Saree

Discussion in 'Paintings' started by drisya_473, Jan 15, 2008.

  1. Shobie

    Shobie New IL'ite

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    Hi Virajitha,

    The first step is to wash the material. For the saree project I made a stencil. Got a blank stenciling sheet here in the craft store which is made of plastic. After drawing the design on the stencil sheet (with a marker pen) i cut it using wood burning tool . if you don't have that you can use an Xato knife or a hobby knife with a sharp tip. The process with the Xacto knife is a little tedious.

    I used acrylic paint with a fabric medium. once you finish the stenciling part, you can do the touch ups free hand. Let it dry for at least 24 -48 hours and then iron it on the reverse side.

    hope that helps....

    Regards
    shobhana
     
  2. virajitha

    virajitha Senior IL'ite

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    Hi Shobie,

    Thanks for the info..

    can we use acrylic paints. And what kinda medium can we purchase from michaels for acrylic paints...

    thanks in advance
     
  3. Shobie

    Shobie New IL'ite

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    Hi Virajitha,

    I used delta acrylic paint and decoArt fabric medium.The fabric medium converts Acrylics to Fabric Paints.

    Regards,
    Shobhana
     
  4. virajitha

    virajitha Senior IL'ite

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    thanks a lot shobie
     
  5. virajitha

    virajitha Senior IL'ite

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    Hi shobie

    i am new to fabric painting...i saw in one forum we got to paint the white color first and then fill the pic with the colors we want to...Is this the way we got to do the fabric painting to get a better effect. Pls guide me...
     
  6. Shobie

    Shobie New IL'ite

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    Hi virajitha,

    To tell you frankly I usually do not put the base coat of white when I do fabric painting.I think it depends on the paint you are using.When I use the delta acrylic paint with the fabric medium I don't see any reason to put the base coat and what I like the most is that the painted part of the fabric does not become hard to the touch.

    I have tried Fabric paint (Fevicryl) from India. The consistency of that paint was different from the delta paint and it so happened that the fabric I was painting was blotting the paint. Now I don't know if I did something wrong or not. Maybe the best think Virajitha is to ask the person who suggested it. We might learn the reason.
    Sorry that I could not be of more help.

    Regards,
    Shobie
     
  7. Deepi

    Deepi Senior IL'ite

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    wow!! how do u select the designs.. nice creativity!!!
     
  8. virajitha

    virajitha Senior IL'ite

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    thanks a lot shobie..i will also try it out in ur way
     
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    swapna tej New IL'ite

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    I am unable to open ur designs, Please give me advise how to openDrowning
     
  10. deepa jaithran

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    Really good. Thanks Drisya.
     

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