Saturday, June 1, 2013

Glue Resist Technique on Fabric-How to...

 Hi!  Thank you so much for visiting my site today!  I am so excited about this post because it is another first for me.  I love painting, but I know nothing about painting.  My girls and I paint all the time with tempera paint, but I have never really experienced with Acrylics.  So, here is my first project with Acrylic Paint.  I think I mentioned in an earlier post that I've been reading a great book I checked out from the library called, SEW WILD by Alisa Burke.   This is one of the techniques she uses in the book.  It is SO easy and it's another great project to do with your little ones or those grandbabies. :)

*Plain white cotton broadcloth
*Acrylic Paint-any color (I used the cheapest I could find at the craft store)
*Paint brushes of any size
*Water Based Glue (I used the cheapest, Elmers)

STEP 1:  Gather your supplies.

Step 2: Begin to make any design you desire. 
Here I did some words...The Fruits of the Spirit and more.

Here I made some flowers and leaves.

Step 3: This is the hardest part.  You have to be patient!  I know!!  You must wait for the glue globs to dry before you can begin the fun part...PAINTING!  It can take a few hours or most of the afternoon.  But it will be worth the wait. :)

NOTE:  Be sure to pick up the material off of the paper while you let it dry and set somewhere else.  One of my daughters left hers on the newspaper and it stuck terribly.  I used the empty kiddie pool, but whatever works for you.  :)  

Step 4: Once it is completely dry, choose the paint of your choice and just paint it on.  Cover the entire surface and then let dry completely.  Yes, more patience required.  But this step does not take AS long.

Don't be discouraged if it looks like you cannot see your design.  It will work, trust me.

Step 5:  Once your paint is completely dry, it is time to set the color.  The bottle gave no instructions for me, so I just washed them with soap and water and then put them in the dryer to heat set.  After you wash it, the glue residue will be washed away and your design will show through more and look SO NEAT!

Step 6: Once out of the dryer I ironed it on the backside, to reduce the chance of paint on my iron.  I don't know if it would come off, but it made me nervous.


 It's fun to come up with designs.  However, this one and the green one are free-motion quilting designs.  I've been reading a book called, Free-Motion Quilting with Angela Walters.  She has a lot of neat designs in this book.  Find a great book and get inspired!

My 6 year old did the pink one with the flower.  Isn't it cute?  She had a blast doing it, and so did my 4 year old.  The 4 year old's did not dry in time for the photo shoot, so  I'll add that one later.

The blue one with circles is not a Glue-Resist technique, but I did it at the same time and thought I'd just throw it in there.  That is a Wet-on-Wet technique.  I'll do a quick post on that one HERE.


Sew something, of course!!  My daughter's designs might be good framed?  When I make something with these fabrics I will link it up HERE.

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