LIVE! Stream: Let’s Paint Fabric

March 20, 2016
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I love Drama-free Fridays because I get to spend time with some of the nicest and most creative people around the world – a fact that still blows my mind! 

Today it's all about painting fabric. The process is simple, but the results can look very complex and I love that! I begin with heavy weight muslin. My favorite is Roc-lon Muslin. Next, I choose the paint colors (Liquitex Basics with a few craft acrylics, too) and scrape them across the surface of the fabric. Because the paint is such a thin layer, it takes very little time to dry.

Next, I printed with white or black paint sponged onto Cedar Canyon Rubbing plates for some subtle background patterning. 

Have you ever seen the patterned brayers by American Crafts? They are great for adding a graphic element in the next layer.

Several different Rubber stamps with ink or paint compliment the other layers of yumminess.

Last, but not least I drew designs with FineLine bottles filled with fluid acrylics. After letting everything dry, I heat set the wrong side of the fabric with my iron and then it's ready to Get Creative!

Be sure to click the photos to see the details.








Be sure to check out Jeri Bellini's YouTube channel called My Arts and Parts. She has great techniques that I'm sure you'll enjoy.

See you next Friday at 2pm Eastern.

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Remember to Get Creative today! It's Easy!


PS: Feel free to share pictures of your fabric with me @BarbOwenDesigns. I'd love to share them with everyone, too.


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Barb Owen

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Barb Owen

Barb is the founder of How to Get Creative, author of "Normal Doesn't Live Here Anymore", a specialist at playing in the art studio and has an unhealthy addiction to smiles. ;-)

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