Always wanted to paint on fabric, but not sure where to start? Adrianna from crafterhours recently got ahold of some FolkArt Fabric Paint and Simply Stencils and started playing – and the results are fabulous! If you want to do some fabric painting, read Adrianna’s review for some tips and tricks. Not only did she paint using the stencils, but she got crazy and freehanded some very cute onsies! Visit here for the complete review.
Sometimes I am just poking around the internet looking for craft ideas and I stumble onto something wonderful – that happened with this bird pillow from Lindy at Cottage Hill. She traced an image from The Graphics Fairy to make her bird, and she makes it look so easy that I feel like I could do it too. It such a fun project with beautiful results, and who doesn’t love birds? See the entire entry and process here.
I’ve always been scared of fabric paint - it seems so . . . permanent! I love that stencils exist, however, because I can be assured of some pretty painting without being scared to make (and then ruin) my own design. Not so very long ago I painted these dishtowels with FolkArt Fabric paint for Think Crafts – and I wanted to share them with you today. The holiday season is coming, and you are going to need gifts. I’m thinking these dishtowels (purchased from the Dollar Tree) would be perfect for someone deserving on your list. Check out the full tutorial here, then visit the Stencils section of the Plaid website to get inspired for some stencil projects of your own.
PS – FolkArt Fabric paint is awesome, and you are going to love it. It’s bright and is very soft, even after washing!
I love customizing my own fashion – especially with paint. The only issue is that I’m not the smoothest operator while painting on fabric, and I’m scared to mess up. When I saw this, I thought “I can do it!” This painted bird tee was spotted on Geninne’s Art Blog, and it actually uses one of free embroidery designs as the pattern. Read more about the project here, and then just so you know we have some awesome FolkArt Fabric paint for a painted t-shirt occasion such as this.
I’d like to introduce you to a new trend in the design world – chinoiserie. I’d never heard of it until recently, my first introduction being on stationary and dishware. So what is it? Chinoiserie is a European expression of exotic Chinese culture. The designs feature pagodas, long tailed birds and graphic flowers; frequently with bright colors. Here are a few visual chinoiserie references for you:
You can see that there are a wide variety of interpretations – yet all of them have the same common theme. I was thinking about recreating a look on a painted project. The designs are so complicated though, how can it be done? You’re in luck! I found some chinoiserie stencils from The Stencil Library – you can find them right here. They have a huge selection of chinoiserie stencils, with varying levels of ability.
In terms of paint, any of our acrylic FolkArt choices would work with these stencils. The surface (glass, fabric, wood) will determine the kind you use. Visit The Stencil Library to choose your stencil, then go here to pick your FolkArt paint. I’d love to see your beautiful chinoiserie projects once they are complete.
I know it’s not Easter, but the great people at Just Born realized that people love Peeps all year round, so they are now in stores for pretty much every holiday! When I saw this painted tote on Craftzine I had to share it with you. What I love about this project is that you actually use Peeps as stamps! With fabric paint! Is that not amazing? I want one, and if you do too you can go here for instructions.
Okay, confession: I like my Peeps slightly stale. I know I’m not the only one. How about you?
It’s not too late to get decked out for the fourth! This fabric painted project by Cathie and Steve is great to get your little ones looking festive, and it’s very easy to do. You just need a few FolkArt Fabric colors, some painter’s tape and a foam star stamp. I know some of you craft moms can whip these out in a couple of hours! Go here for the full instructions.
Father’s Day is quick approaching – have you made anything for the Dad in your life yet? If not, this is an easy project that won’t break the bank, especially if you recycle something old of his. Cathie and Steve painted this shirt above with FolkArt Fabric and some random foam shapes/stencils. All you need is three colors of paint, and you can purchase a new shirt or pull an old favorite out of dad’s closet that he hasn’t worn in awhile. Look for the instructions here.
Happy upcoming Memorial Day! If you are going on vacation, have fun and relax. If you are looking for a craft project to do, then this guest post by Heather of Dollar Store Crafts on Make and Takes will be right up your alley. Heather stamps on used t-shirts and onesies with acrylic paint, giving them a second life. She even gets the kids involved! I too love imperfect stamping, and think her technique is fabulous. Visit here to see it.