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Friday, 19 August 2016

Fabric painting- Blending -DIY-Peacock

"If you could see yourself the way that others do, you'd wish you were as beautiful as you"-Jon Bon Jovi

Hello everyone..

Today I have painted a peacock using Blending technique, on a White poplin Fabric..

Things needed:

A clean and ironed Poplin Fabric:
Poplin is a fabric woven with criss cross ribs of any fiber such as cotton,wool,silk,etc., which gives it a strong texture and it prevents any paint from oozing down through it. White poplin works well with most acrylic or fabric colors but any color fabric is fine. Buy Poplin cloth here

Many different colors of fabric/Acrylic paints>

Painting Brushes:
  1. A Flat Brush No:2 or 3(For color filling)
  2. A lettering Brush No:000 or 00(For outlining)

Short and Stiff bristles are preferable..

Painting Frame:A painting frame helps to tighten the fabric and holds it in the stretched form, so we can paint on it easily...

Other Essentials:
  1. An old cloth for cleaning brushes in between changing colors
  2. An old piece of card or paper to place under the fabric
  3. Clean water
  4. A mixing tray(Optional in case we want to mix certain colours)
For this painting, I have traced the pattern by placing the fabric attached on to a frame upside down upon the peacock pattern on the paper..

Now fill ultramarine blue acrylic paint as base color, place small spots of white and blend it with the base blue color..

Light Green color is filled as base color for the feathers and blended with lemon yellow color..

For the center part of the feather, place a spot of blue and yellow on each inner feather.. When we blend yellow with blue.. It also forms green color but the effect looks good..

For the peacock's body and other designing parts, fill with lemon color base color and blend with brown color..

Outlining is done with black..

The finished look..

It seems my peacock is upset about something.. isn't it? May be I might have tested its patience by making it pose for my painting...

Hope you like my post.. Please leave your comments below.. See you soon with my next post.. Have a nice day..

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