Since I've gotten so many comments on my little quilt painted sample I did a while back, I thought maybe you would like to see a little tutorial. I almost feel guilty calling this a tutorial, because it's so easy, but if nothing else, maybe this will give you the courage to try this out!
|What you need to get started! Quilt (sample), Lumiere (fabric) paint, paint brushes, paper plate to use as a palette, water to clean your brushes and paper towel to dry off your brushes. (I bought these paints on Amazon, you may find them in art stores)|
|I had three brushes to use, but for this project I only used the top brush.|
|Squirt just a little paint out on the plate. Not too much, because it will dry somewhat quickly. Load your brush with a fair amount of paint.|
|Apply is right to the quilt! The paint is opaque (can't see through it), so just spread it on. This paint will work equally as well on dark fabric.|
|Just keep filling in the quilted areas you want painted. You can mix and shade as you like. The surface does stay wet for a bit and you can paint over it wet or dry for the results you want. Experiment and have some fun! You can always paint over it.|
|You can see, I add paint to the palette as I go, so the paint does dry out too fast.|
|Before you know it, you have a painted quilt that just shines!|
|Detail of the painted sections.|
|You really can shade areas. The paint really is wonderfully easy to use.|
|This is what my palette looked like at the end of painting.|
|All the squares are different.|
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