No Tutorial this time guys… Just wanted to share what I did on this weekend.
These are coasters made of wood and I decoupaged them. They are made waterproof for daily use.
These I gifted to my hubby!
Hope you have a great week ahead!
I tried painting on silk Scarf this time and thought of sharing the technique with you guys.
1. Silk Scarf / cloth
2. Silk Colours along with outliner
3. Ring to Stretch the Cloth
4. Pencil for drawing the design on the cloth ( you can get it traced professionally too!)
5. Painting brush
6. A rag and water dispenser
1. The desired cloth has to stretched on the ring so that the working becomes easier.
2. Draw the design you want to paint.
3. Apply the outliner on the design so that the colours won’t bleed or merge with each other. (You can work without the outliner when you want the merged effect.) Wait for the outliner to dry completely. This might take one and half to two hours.
4. Once the outliner has dried, start filing up the design with your desired colours. There’s no need to dilute the colour or add any medium. You can work directly from the container. Remember to start filling the colour from the center so that the colour will not bleed out side the liner. If you want to shade the particular part, do it when the colour is still wet.
5. If you want to give texture to the colour as its seen in the solid area, you can put salt grains (bigger ones) on the still wet colours. Beautiful star shaped texture will be visible. Again, it is mandatory to do it when the colour is still wet and remove the grains once the colour dries.
6. Let the colours dry for 24 hours and then iron the cloth on the back side. Take care to keep the temperature of iron on “Silk” mode.
7. Now you can wash you cloth.
P. S. These colours can be used on cotton material also. These colours are easier to work on cotton fabric as they bleed less and the effect is better than that of conventional fabric colours.
I love this project and so does my daughter… Its fun and the results are very good too! Lets see how do you guys like it!!
Flat Vessels or glasses
Few Papers ( Here, I have used, A4 size computer print papers)
Liquid bathing soap or liquid vessel washing soap
Powder colours or Tempera colours or Water colours or Poster colours
1. Take a Glass and fill it up till 1/3, add a few drops of liquid soap (of your choice) and mix well but without working up the bubbles.
2. Add the desired colour to this liquid and again mix well. You will need more quantity for the lighter shades and less for the darker shades. Decide the quantity of the colour as per your requirement. Usually one tea spoon of colour is required.
3. Now work up the bubbles by blowing up through the straw as shown in the picture here. It is better to have a plastic or covering sheet beneath the glass or a flat vessel as the bubbles will come out or the glass and once kids are into this project they will make sure that bubbles COME out!!
4. Put the paper to be printed over the bubbles and take off immediately. You will see the prints over the paper. If you keep the paper for a longer time, it will get soggy as well as the bubble-print will not form properly.
5. Keep repeating this till the entire paper sheet is covered or till you are satisfied. You can use different colours on the same paper for the mixed effect too.
6. Use these papers for any purpose you want viz. wrapping paper, to prepare cards, to prepare photo frames or anything that comes to your mind.
That’s all guys… Happy Bubbling!!