May 2nd, 2012
I have been itching to paint material and create my own fabric designs lately which can be hard to actually do when you live in an apt in NYC with two other ppl and have no backyard to perform your creatively messy projects. But I moved things around and scrapped things together to satisfy a little of this craving and created this brush stroke painted scarf. I wanted it to look very raw… raw edges and just strips of color here and there. It was very easy to create and took no more than half an hour to complete including drying time.
supplies needed: fabric paint, 1 yd of 60in wide silk resembling fabric (I chose a light weight blush colored cotton when seen in person has a slight sheen to give it the silky look), paint brushes, paper bag or paper towels to put under your fabric
directions: 1. lay your fabric out flat on top of your paper towels and start to paint small brush strokes with your darker color paint at the edge of your scarf making rows of three along the side edges and rows of four in the corners. 2. paint strokes with your lighter color to the side of the darker colored strokes slightly (not completely) covering your darker color. 3. let dry and wear!
I will definitely be painting more fabrics in the near near future….a few striped ones and paint splattered ones! Ahhhh! The endless possibilities!
Dreaming of donut bites and a cappuccino on the way to work but I don’t have any cash and all they accept is cash,