Jewelry & Fashion | 21 December 2015Painting On Fabric: Tie-Dye Share article facebook twitter google pinterest Painting on fabric is a quick way to add change and color to fabric without using harsh dyes. In Fabric Art Workshop, we see many different ways to paint on fabric. Below is an example of how to use the tie-dye method. Tie-dyed fabric has been around for decades but the technique is even simpler when you use paint to make a small tie-dye-style project or quilt block. You Will Need • heavy duty aluminum foil • PFD (prepared-for-dyeing) or other light-colored fabrics • Dye-na-Flow paint by Jacquard • sponge brush • bubble wrap • coarse salt • non-hardening sponge • Neopaque and Lumiere paints by Jacquard • rubber brayer • leaves • plastic-lace or bamboo placemats, lengths of strings, rubber bands or other dimensional objects • flat-bottomed containers Grab the center of the fabric and tightly rubber band the first inch or so. move down an inch and wind another rubber band tightly around the fabric. continue to add bands at intervals of your choice. With pipettes, saturate each section with a different color of paint, using enough paint to reach the inner layers. Let the paint sit on the fabric for a few minutes before removing the bands. let the fabric dry. Helpful Hint: For many kinds of painting on fabric, such as screen printing, stamping, and nature printing, place a padded surface under the fabric. cut a piece of rubber carpet padding or terry cloth the size of your table and cover with plastic. Buy from an Online Retailer US: UK: A comprehensive source of all the newest and most popular fiber art techniques! This technique-driven book explores a wide range of new possibilities and materials available to fabric and journal artists. Each unique technique is presented with an inspirational, full-page photo of a fabric journal page. How-to steps with photos explore all the possible results from applying the technique. The reader can create journal pages and/or quilt blocks, which can be sewn together to make one large journal quilt, matted and framed individually, displayed on a meditation screen, or used as book pages sewn into a traditional journal format. Full-page fabric journal block to introduce each techniqueStep-by-step photos for exploring and executing the techniqueGallery showing ways to display and use the fabric journal blocksGreat value. Like two years of classes rolled into one book.Beautiful “journal page” opens each of 28 technique chaptersAll techniques are easily mastered by anyone. No complex dying involved. All products are readily available at craft, fabric, and quilt shops. Share article facebook twitter google pinterest If you have any comments on this article please contact us or get in touch via social media.