Do you remember fold-over paint technique you did when you were little? I love this technique because there is no way to get two exact painting and you always get surprised when you unfold the paper!
I have done this fun painting technique on a garment that is very “IN”… The white blazer. It’s a very easy DIY project, with a surprise effect that everybody can do!
- Garment of your liking (in this case a white blazer)
- Textile paint
1. Fold in half the spot you want to place your painting. In my case, I fold it in the center of the back.
2. Pin the center of the back to use as a guide.
3. Place your garment on a surface you can clean easily . Throw the paint on the middle of the back … the more quantity of paint the thicker the drawing you will get.
4. Carefully fold the piece in half and flatten. The pins will guide you.
5. Unfold the blazer being careful not to stain anything else. Let dry well.
* Look at the instructions for your textile paint, you may have to iron the paint after dry to set well.
** I changed the white front button of the blazer to a black one.
And done!! A very different blazer with a back that will awake curiosity!
You can use this same technique on T-shirts, tops or other clothing. You can also mix colors for a butterfly drawing effect. I wanted to do an abstract and minimalistic drawing concept, contrasting white with black only.
I hope you like this idea of using this technique to paint your garments … And you’re welcome to share your results with all of us on facebook!
Here below, some illustrations I’ve done with this same technique on paper, using watercolors.
Until the next post DIY’er!!!! 😉