10 Oct 07
I do a bit of fabric painting myself,not a professional infact.it is pretty simple if u are good in art.But one thing to be absolutely cautious is to have a firm and rock solid wrist with gentle fingers. you will need fabric paints for those .they are easily available at stationaries and are not expensive.to select fabrics u have to go for plain light colours rather than dark shades (because darker shades give u only few options to look into while colouring like white or yellow or orange etc and u can only have a few pleasing colour combinations like Black and orange,Blue and white etc) but imagine a white fabric ;it gives u immense options for using your palette and brush.u can paint with an oil painting brush(of different sizes) as it has got harder bristles.water color brushes tend to shed their bristles with subsequent use as the ink gets hard and dries fast.another tip is to paint only in one direction either above downwards/left right or reverse or from centre to periphery depending on your fabric texture, style and layout.(or your palm and fingers can spread the ink).Try simple designs like a flower on a handkercheif first and then go for bigger projects.after one masterpiece,dry it ,iron on the reverse for a few minutes and use.(wash only after 2days )so....get started...best of luck..