How to Brush Paint on Fabric
All levels | 25 min 37 sec
Prepping Workspace and Painting Fabric
Expand your fabric options by learning how to paint your own elegant designs on plain yardage. Whether you're into stripes or prefer a more splattered approach, Anna Joyce demonstrates several painting techniques. The effects will vary depending on the textile you're using and whether the fabric is wet or dry, but experimenting with the brushstrokes is half the fun. Anna will show you how to hand paint several yards of cotton, silk, and canvas fabric and heat-set the paint so it will be ready to use for anything imaginable, from sewing garments to quilting projects.
Here’s what you’ll need:
  • Several yards of silk, cotton or canvas
  • Swatches of fabric
  • Jacquard Dye-Na-Flow Paint (shown here in 813 Turquoise, 809 Magenta, and 829 Black)
  • Painter’s palette
  • Water
  • Rags
  • Assorted paintbrushes, including a 2”-wide hardware store paintbrush, a 1 ½”-wide soft-bristle paintbrush, and a No. 12 round paintbrush
  • Artist’s tape
  • Large quilting ruler
  • Water bottle for spritzing
  • Iron and ironing surface
  • Apron
  • Protective cover for table surface
Learn how to:
  • Test materials on swatches before painting on yardage
  • “Dry brush” paint in different styles
  • Create a splatter paint effect
  • Use a ruler as a guide for painting stripes
  • Freehand paint stripes
  • Work with large expanses of yardage
  • Heat set fabric
  • Paint on wet silk
What you’ll get:
  • Learn several painting techniques to create your own elegant designs on plain fabric
  • 4 HD video lessons you can access online anytime, anywhere
  • Detailed supplies list
  • Step-by-step expert instruction from designer Anna Joyce
  • The ability to leave comments, ask questions, and interact with other students
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Bobee McCaughey
Clear instructions to get you started on materials and technique...I think anyone would have great results and lots of creative fun with this class. Loved it, loved it, and loved it
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Wenda Ans
Great class, very inspiring. Thank you.
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Carlyn Lu
Love the tutorial and how beautiful it turns out!
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