Hand Painting Clothes
A fun way to revive clothing and create something new is with paint. You don't need to be an artist, basic shapes can turn into great designs. Back-to-school season is a great reason to make something fun to wear for you or the kids.
Cotton clothing will be best for this project.
Cut the foam into a narrow rectangle shape. Apply paint to one side of the rectangle and press it to the clothing. Use a paint brush to fill in and darken the rectangle if needed. I scattered a few pencils around the skirt of this dress.
I cut a square shape with a rounded top to make the pink eraser at the top of the pencil. Use the same process for the pencil lead. I used a brush to fill in each color and let it all dry over night.
This is a fun project and a chance to get as bold and colorful as you want. The acrylic paint may fade slightly in the wash so apply the paint in a thick layer. When all the paint is fully dry you can wash and dry the clothing as you normally would.
- Acrylic paint (Any craft store)
- Paint brushes
- Thin foam you can cut into shapes
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