October 7, 2018

SoSoft Fabric Painted Water Lily pillowcases and bed sheet

I used the steps from the book Ten-Step Drawing: Flowers by Mary Woodin to draw the water lily flowers and customize pillowcases and a bed sheet. For the paint, I used the SoSoft Fabric paint from DecoArt. 
fabric paint water lily flower

This book features illustrated tutorials for drawing 75 different flowers. We like following the ten simple steps that is used to draw each flower. This book has inspired us to do drawings on different surfaces. Any artist that wants to learn how to draw flowers will enjoy having a copy of this book.
fabric paint water lily flower
The SoSoft fabric paint from DecoArt is the softest fabric acrylic on the market. I have used other fabric paint before however, I like how smooth the paint is when applying it on to the fabric, and how quickly it dries depending on the thickness of each coat we apply. This is a permanent paint and it does not requires heat setting. Once dry, it is extremely soft and flexible to the touch. It adheres to all textiles and will not crack, peel, or harden even after repeated use and washings.
fabric paint water lily flower
I like that DecoArt SoSoft fabric paint is available in a versatile colour palette, which we can use for our home decor and fashion pieces to give an opaque coverage. The water-based non-toxic paint is made in the USA and available in convenient one ounce bottles. 
fabric paint water lily flower
Prior to painting the fabric pre-wash wearables without adding any fabric softeners. We can apply this paint with a brush, sponge, or stamp. 
Place a piece of cardboard under the cloth. Draw the flower to your desired size using a pencil. 
fabric paint water lily flower
I chose the following seven colours for this project...

Dark rose
Baby pink deep
Cadmium yellow
Tangerine
Indian turquoise
Avocado green 
Hauser light green

Once you paint the flowers let it dry completely before washing it. It needs to be kept to dry for 48-72 hours and then wash inside-out on the gentle cycle. Hang to dry or dry on low heat. Do not dry clean. I like that the painting surface can be easily cleaned up with soap and water. 
fabric paint water lily flower
This hand-drawn and fabric painted Water Lily on the bed sheet and pillowcases add a personalized touch and brightens the space. 

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