Dyed fabric card with POP Paint.
Posted on 27 Jan 2016
What’s a girl to do with some scrap fabric but wanting it a different colour? Well you colour it off course.
So this week I wanted to colour some fabric and make a pillow, but my sewing skills are not that good (brilliant on paper though)
so I opted for making a card in stead, still add my sewing and my gorgeous new oink fabric.
Here’s how I did it…. using one of my new favourite POP paint colours…
Step 1 – Select whatever fabric you have on hand – light colours work best for this.
step 2 – Fill a bucket with some luke warm water. Then add about 3 heaped table spoons of paint to the water and stir
really well using a wooden spoon. The paint will dissolve in the water.
step 3 – Dip the fabric into the coloured water and leave it to soak overnight.
step 4 – Remove the fabric from the water and leave to dry. Once dry I tumbled it in the tumble dryer for a while to heat set the paint.
The colour is permanent and won’t wash out.
TIP: You can also iron the fabric to heat set the colour.
step 5 – Tear blocks of coloured fabric and adhere to the folded card using a small piece of double sided tape.
Add a sentiment card to the front and then sew everything in place using your sewing machine.
Decorate the card and finish it off with pearls and buttons.
And there you have a beautiful card using whatever you have on hand.
Now you can recycle and turn those drab old fabric pillow cases into something fun and modern.
Next up I am trying my hand at making and Ombre coloured piece of fabric and maybe a pillowcase will be made.
I will let you know how that turns out.
In the meantime – remember to shop your favourite POP paint colour online.