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We all love flowers, colors and painting...So today my post is about painting colorful flowers on fabric. This paintings is done by using "Color filling and outlining" technique..This is the basic method of fabric painting. Mastering this technique is the key to painting on any fabric.
This technique makes the painting look bright and colorful...The steps to draw these flowers are given below after a brief description of the things needed to paint it..
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.
- A Flat Brush No:2 or 3(For color filling)
- 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.
- An old cloth for cleaning brushes in between changing colors
- An old piece of card or paper to place under the fabric
- Clean water
- A mixing tray(Optional in case we want to mix certain colours)
A floral design pattern can be hand drawn with a pencil or transferred on to the fabric by tracing on a carbon paper. Today we are going to paint a hand drawn flower pattern.
Draw a flower pattern on the poplin fabric ..
|Drawing the pattern|
The completed pattern..
Color Filling and Outlining Technique:
For this technique,we first fill the pattern with color and the we outline it with a dark color(usually black). For color filling, We use the flat brush, loaded with acrylic paints(directly from the bottle). We use the following colors for our painting..
- Lemon yellow
- Leaf green
- Black(for outlining)
First let's paint lemon yellow filling..
Then comes outer petals.. Paint it pink.. and color the center part brown.
|Pink and Yellow|
Add leaves with leaf green color..
|With green leaves|
When its dry, we can use the thinnest lettering brush to outline the painting with black color.. We can also add some tiny detailing..
The finished painting looks like this ..
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Hope you all enjoyed this..See you soon with another artwork in my next post. Have a nice day..