A brush and some fabric paint can turn a dull and drab T-shirt or cushion cover or any other piece of cloth for that matter, into something vibrant and totally different. *Hi-fi* buddy, because I know you were just so happy with what was said above. Unleash your creativity and make people go “Ooh la lah!” with these Creative Fabric Painting Ideas. All you need for these – only colors and loads of ideas! While we have the latter, get set to get some colors to paint the world.
Creative Fabric Painting Ideas
Love is in the Jeans
Start out nice and simple by cutting out some heart shapes on a piece of paper and then placing it on your favorite jeans to trace hearts on. You can do as many as you like, all over or just a section.
This one is easy but the effect is great. Dip a real flower into some fabric paint and then stamp it on fabric. You can try layering or different colors to come up with some ultra-cool results.
Hearts always work – no matter where your draw them on. Try this simple tote bag design, by placing a paper heart cut out and then using the back of your pencil to make spots around the outline. Go a step further with creative fabric painting ideas, by tracing complex shapes.
Using the same pencil tip, you can actually create floral patterns or starbursts that look the coolest. Use a single color or more.
Slice some lemons in half and then dip them in fabric paint. Use that on the fabric you want to paint on, and get as colorful as you would like it to be.
A Trail of Ferns
Get some fern leaves form your gardens and use them to create a pretty pattern for your dish cloths and tea towels. All you need to do is dip them right. Marbling made easy here – try this easy DIY inspo and win the trend!
Another of the simplest yet creative fabric paint ideas for tote bags, is to use a glass to trace circles on it. You can just do circles all over the bag.
Take a bird feather, dip it in paint and use it on the fabric in any kind of pattern that you can think of. It is not just about following directions but trying something new.
For that perfect half circle, cut a potato in half or any other round fruit and then dip it in fabric paint. As you stamp it on the fabric, perfect half circles are formed, which you can turn into a fruity design of your own.
If you are new to fabric painting, and would prefer to take it a little easy, there are block printing stamps in different patterns for you to try without too much hassle. Tie and dye is the new sexy in the world of fabric paintings!
Mix it Up
For that extra glamor, along with the fabric paint you can add sequins or stones. No one ever said that creative fabric paint ideas have to be done with fabric paint only.
Another of those creative fabric painting ideas is to paint a design with a stencil, and then stitch around the motifs for a clear outline. The end result looks like something out of a hand loom boutique. Try it on a scarf or top for extra flair!
No Fabric Needed
Whoever said that fabric paint has to be on fabric only? Step beyond those boundaries and get some rocks in all sizes. Use the wrong end of the brush and toothpicks to make dots for creating floral patterns all over one side of the rock. You can use it as a paperweight and it makes a cute gift for someone you love!
Seashells on the Seashore
A handful of perfectly shaped clam shells and a foam paintbrush can be used to make pretty patterns on your bed linen. Just leave the grooves without paint and remember to wipe the shell clean after each stamping.
And if the artist in you does not want to stop at just patterns, you can draw scenery on your T-shirt or bed sheet. It could be a moonlit night or a forest scene – there is no end to what you can make.
Do you have some other ideas to add on? Why not let us know! Even better, share with us the paintings so that we can all appreciate the amazing work. Not a painter type? So what, it’s never too late to try anything anyways, right? *Wink*