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Add a Blast of Color with Fabric Spray Paint

comments (2) May 13th, 2010     

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Crinkle It: Simply bunch up the fabric before spraying.
Create Modern Tie-Dye: Use rubber bands to get this classic look.
Go for Ombré: Blend one color into the garment.
Crinkle It: Simply bunch up the fabric before spraying.

Crinkle It: Simply bunch up the fabric before spraying.

Photo: Sloan Howard
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Crinkle It

Bunch up the fabric before spraying it for a random textured look.

Make a Batik
A resist forms a barrier between the paint and the fabric. When using something like Tulip Fashion Art Resist, you draw a design on your fabric first. Then you spray-paint the fabric; the fabric won’t absorb paint in the places where the resist has been applied. Wash away the resist as directed in the resist manufacturer’s instructions.


excerpted from "Paint Job", SewStylish Spring Fashion 2010, p. 70

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Comments (2)

stbthreadworks writes: That is just an incredible idea. I was looking at all of the cute little colorful dresses this past Easter and think you could do a lot to create gorgeous little pretties for children's clothing.
Posted: 11:01 pm on May 19th
cloudyhn writes: I'm recently learning to make my own screenprint and coloring my designs. So many amazing ideas for fashion makeover.
Tie-dye is not a new thing to do, used a lot in Middle-East and Southern Asia ... but color paints SPRAY ... that is clever, flexible to creat totally new look on fabric. So thank you for sharing these tips.
Posted: 12:52 pm on May 13th
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