The simplest of the techniques of painting on fabric is obviously that which requires no other accessory than a brush: it is the freehand paint, which is directly related to the painting on a canvas.
- Translucent paper
- Black pencil
- Coarse salt
- Drawing pins
- Small sponge
- Syringe (optional)
1. After tracing the drawing of your choice, lightly place it on the fabric.
2. Apply the paint (brush) starting with the outline of the patterns. Interpose a blotter between the fabric and the table.
3. For the technique called "coarse salt" you will use a fine fabric (here silk) stretched on a frame with thumbtacks.
4. Moisten, with a small sponge, the entire surface of the fabric so that the paint fuse more. Retain the fabric that has become wet.
5. The paint is here diluted with water (50%). In order to properly dose the mixture, preferably use a syringe.
6. Before painting the patterns, do a few tests on the edge of the fabric to check the hue, then go to the patterns.
7. The diluted paint fuse; it is not necessary to paint a whole pattern. Fill in any gaps. Before drying the paint, place a few grains of salt that you will then remove.
8. Here we see very clearly the lighter spots caused by salt. Each grain "drank" a little paint, causing a lightening of the hue.
9. After drying, iron by inserting a blotter to fix the colors. Wash the fabric with clean water to remove salt and soften it.
(photos / visuals: © DIY-Prod, except special mention)
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