June 4, 2009

Painting on fabric... Yes!

Yesterday, I wrote about how I finally got to experiment with freezer paper and stenciling on fabric. Well, here's the result!

Painting on fabric

Of course I couldn't wait until the paint was dry - I peeled of the freezer paper way before the recommended two hours of drying time were over and there... my first fabric design ever! I must say, I was (and still am) quite happy with the result. Not bad for a first attempt! The striped fabric is not as "clean" as the other one, but that's mainly because I used blue painter's tape (another thing I can't seem to find around here) and not freezer paper. I thought it would save me some time, which it certainly did, but the paint leaked underneath a bit. I know better now, for next time. But it still looks OK, I believe. The colors in the picture are slightly misleading - the orange being a bit softer in reality than shown here (saturation!! so hard to get it right - didn't feel like doing Photoshop, though).

Now, what did I do with it, you're wondering? Well, I used it to make a message board for M.'s birthday, next Sunday. (I need to make sure she doesn't check in on my blog - not until Sunday, M.!)

Message board

I think it turned out pretty well. She'd been asking for something like that a couple of times recently, as she's trying to get her room organized a bit more to her own taste - little girls growing up... I hope she won't mind the bold colors I chose... But I'm pretty sure she'll like the pockets and the little hooks...

As I found this a really fun project to do, I might come back to it into more detail later (tutorial, maybe?).
But for now, I leave you with just a picture...

Have a good one!


nicole/brussels said...

welgemeende felicitaties, echt een mooi stukje "craftwork", resultaat mag er zijn wat painting en dessign betreft en tenslotte ook de uitvoering is geslaagd!

cindy : quaint said...

the fabric looks terrific and i love the board. you are so creative!

sheppy said...

Hi there from a lurker!

I'm almost positive that you can get blue painters tape from Castorama.

Congrats on the freezer paper try. I had a friend bring me some from the States, but was afraid to ruin my meager stash, am inspired to try anyway.

karen said...

Lovely design and colors! I really like the organizer board too. Freezer paper works like magic, doesn't it? I even put it through an inkjet printer. Hope you have a good weekend!

virginia said...

i love your sense of design.

you push clean and simple to the "edge", and arrive at a solution that makes everyone go: why didn't i think of that?

you should submit this to design*sponge.

so happy you managed to get freezer paper!
now, have you ever made a t-shirt/masking tape body double?

RosaMaría said...

the fabric is awesome!!! i thing she'll love the mesagge board! is an excelent gift!! thanks for the idea! and hope read another great tutorial from you!
have a nice week end!

glam.spoon said...

beautiful! I love that the lines aren't *perfectly* straight. what kind of paint did you use? I'm looking for fabric paint. thanks!

Stephanie and Carlos said...

Yep!! You should do a tutorial!! Yours looks wonderful. I love the natural fabric. I don't see any purple though.... mine will have purple lol. My kids could use one of these!

xo Steph

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