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Topic: This little birdie landed on my messenger!!!! SEMI-TUTORIAL  (Read 2045 times)
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travelbug
« on: June 21, 2007 11:22:19 AM »

My aunt is super crafty and she taught me how to stencil/paint on fabric a couple of weeks ago. It's a fun and easy way to "create" your own fabric.

SEMI-TUTORIAL (instructions on how to make your own fabric!)

1)You will need an overhead transparency (or a piece of cardboard, but the transparency works better), paint, fabric medium, a round paint brush with short bristles, fabric, exacto knife
2)draw the image that you want on a piece of paper and then tape the overhead transparency on top. Using an exacto knife cut out the inside of the image (where you want the paint to go)
3)mix the fabric medium and the paint. The fabric medium is what prevents your paint from cracking after it dries. I can't remember what the exact proportion is, but it will tell you on the fabric medium bottle.
4)tape your new stencil onto the fabric. Dip your brush into the fabric medium/paint mixture and using an up and down dabbing motion, fill in the area that you'd like to be stencilled.
5)After you have finished filling in the areas, gently lift off your stencil.
6)Let it dry
7)The next day, you can heat set your stencilled area. I laid a piece of fabric on top of the painted area and then put my iron on top of it for about 25 seconds, and then moved onto the next section. Not in a brushing motion, more like a lift and hold motion.
Cool VOILA! You have a cool piece of fabric that you can make something out of.

***Stencilling is a great way to paint for people who have no clue how to paint. Seriously, the last time that I attempted to paint something was circa elementary school so if I can do it, anyone can Smiley***

Here is the messenger bag that I made out of my birdie stencil:


It's made from a black duck material and I lined it in baby blue so that it'd match the little birdie!
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ksew
« Reply #1 on: June 21, 2007 11:24:19 AM »

wow, that looks fantastic! do you have any idea how it would hold up to rain/ snow/ or even going through the wash? Great job!
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Mienna
« Reply #2 on: June 21, 2007 12:29:43 PM »

I get the impression you do this before you sew the bag, but I want to make sure, hehe. I love the bag, it's very cool.
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travelbug
« Reply #3 on: June 21, 2007 01:55:54 PM »

ksew: Because it's been heat set, it's definitely ok to get wet (aka running home through a rain storm!) not sure about the wash though. I've never put any purse (made or purchased) in the washing machine because I'm assuming that it might not have a good outcome Smiley

Mienna: Thanks! I cut out the flap of the bag first and then stencilled the design on. You don't have to cut it out beforehand, but I wanted to have a better idea of where the final painting would end up. The best part of stencililng is that you don't need a steady hand...I was surprised how easy it was!
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oneknitpony
« Reply #4 on: June 21, 2007 04:49:07 PM »

I've never heard of fabric medium before, I'll have to look for it the next time I'm at hobby lobby. Thank you for the tutorial:)
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travelbug
« Reply #5 on: June 22, 2007 09:08:29 AM »

My aunt gave me a bottle, but when I went to the local craft store afterwards (Michaels) they were selling it, so I think it should be easy to find Smiley It's white in colour.

From what I understand, the fabric medium is what allows you to use pretty much any type of paint on the fabric, without it cracking later on!
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