Wednesday, 3 August 2016
Sun Prints with Transparent Fabric Paints - Tried & Tested
First make the fabric wet by spraying or brushing water across the surface and then apply the paint in the same way. Place your opaque objects onto the fabric while it is still wet. The best prints are achieved by using items such as leaves, petals and cardboard cut-outs, as these will lay flat across the surface and cause less shadow.
Place the prepared fabric in bright sunshine. As the sun begins to dry areas of the fabric that are not covered, the wet paint from beneath the mask is drawn to the dry fabric surrounding it.
The quicker the painted fabric dries, the whiter the image below the mask.