Friday, 25 May 2012

Tutorial-Fabric Painting on shirts

 Off late I have got this fondness for t shirts with huge prints. So it just made me think why not I make something and wear !! I wanted to have a fun theme so I just chose cartoons.. there is a huge list of cartoons that I do really find them cute.. but i chose mickey - my all time favourite.

Fabric painting tutorial painting cartoons on shirts

And here is my Cartoon Tee.. isnt it cute :)?
Why not make one for yourself!!
Here is the tutorial so if you are going to do fabric painting on clothes for first time.. Hope It Helps;)
Things needed :
*Fabric paints , Fabric medium and brushes
*a newspaper
*bright white tee..
*picture of your favourite cartoon
*Fabric pens/Pencil

How to Do:
1) Draw the cartoon with a pencil (or fabric pens) on to the tee.
The picture of mickey i had was very small actually .I had to blow it way too big to draw it on the shirt. As I draw free hand more comfortable, so i directly drew the mickey outline on the tee with a pencil. No effort spent on tracing.

Make sure it covers most of the white space..Bigger the Better;) The picture below you can see my drawing with a pencil.

Fabric painting tutorial painting cartoons on shirts

2) Before getting started with the painting make sure that a newspaper is places in between the front and back of the tshirt. (u could use any separator). jus to avoid the back part of the t shirt catching the paint.
Fabric painting tutorial painting cartoons on shirts

3) Rest was simple just filling up with paints , for my mickey to come alive TaDa!!
For filling the body of the cartoon . lightly mix the paint and medium(use the recommended proportion or paint will spread through the knit t shirt). If we don't mix the paints with water then after the paint dries the paint will be kinda stiff!!

4) After filling all the parts. For the outline use undiluted paint. And do u see the shading effect near mickeys face. You can achieve that by using very little color and more water in the brush and allow the paint to spread through the fabric a little.

Fabric painting tutorial painting cartoons on shirts
 4) Its done . Once paints are dry remove the separator and its ready to wear.
If required you can press the t shirt on the reverse.
One last step we should not forget is to wash the brushes before they paint on them get dried. 

Now mickey is happy to go out with me. LOL :D

If my project motivated you and you make it then do link back to this post thanks.Also do leave me an email.Click here.


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