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Tuesday, 20 June 2017

Transferring Images To Fabric For Painting

Today I want to show you how to quickly transfer three images to fabric, from paper. Once they are transferred I show you how to paint the designs step by step, before we will turn them into a pretty little item in the next blog. The designs I use in the blog, is taken from my book Designs by Miekie 1. See the links below if you are interested in purchasing a book.


These are the three designs I will be working with today. You can simply print them from Your ebook copy and use them for a variety of crafts.


I will transfer the designs to sheeting.


I cut a piece of fabric for each of the designs, making sure I have enough extra on the edges for hems and seams, etc.


I then slip the design under the fabric, positioning it in the centre, so I can trace the design.


I use a black marker to trace the design as it shows through the fabric. The marker is permanent and will not wash out in the wash.


I do the same with the second design...

 ... as well as the third design.

I then gather my fabric paints. Dala has a wonderful collection of mediums available to paint on fabric and it is of excellent quality.


I also gather a collection of soft brushes to paint with.


I start by painting all the areas I wish to have green with Lime colour paint.


I then move on to pink. I use a medium (no. 6) round brush to paint the designs with.


I then paint the areas that I want Yellow.


This is followed by Teal.


Lastly, I paint the background Orange. This time I use a smaller flat brush to paint around the designs. The larger flat brush is used to fill in the large background areas.


Once the paint is dry, the colours should be fixed by ironing it with a hot iron. We are now ready to turn the designs into something pretty. I'll tell you more about it in the next blog.


Marietjie Uys (Miekie) is a published author. You can buy my books here:
You can purchase Designs By Miekie 1 here.
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