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Guys! I have been on a coloring pages kick! I love them! I even started drawing crafty themed ones (stay tuned!) And I got this brilliant idea to make one on cloth using puff paint (at about 1:20 in the morning when I was trying to sleep!) It worked AWESOME! I love it so much! Check it out!
Here is what your need: (I bought all the supplies at Michaels.)
–Tulip fabric paint (I got a big bottle…but only used about half and this tote is a pretty big size!
-foam core board
I cut the foam core board down to fit inside my tote bag so it will keep it’s shape and the fabric paint wouldn’t leak down through to the other side. (it actually doesn’t leak through at all…but I wanted to be safe–not sorry!)
Then..you start! I actually looked at lots of fun coloring page inspiration to see what I liked..(you can go here to see lots of examples.)
This took me about 2 hours to do. I just worked my way around with the big designs first and add small filler at the end. Then let dry. (I will tell you this…There are some I drew…and HATED as soon as they came out. but when you start adding all the stuff around it and fill it in they all kind of go together. So you can totally pull this off!
I actually can’t decide if I liked it left black and white or if we should color it!
Either way it’s a super fun present! Pair it with some fabric markers and let the birthday girl have some fun!
And then I thought I would try my hand at making it on a T-shirt!
I actually video taped it! See it here:
I actually got it all done and totally loved it black and white.
but Daughter was so excited to color it.
I bit my lip and let her…
Guess what? She totalllly loves it. She tells everyone her mom made it and she colored it! She’s so proud! Think how fun it will be to make custom names or initials for a gift!
You can also check out how to print those coloring pages HUGE! One of my favorite posts!
Cute! If only I could draw! I can color till the cows come home though!! 🙂 I’ve been on the hunt for craft themed coloring pages so yay! Can’t wait!!
What a great idea! We have some pen fabric paint and white tshirts lying around that I was trying to think of what to draw on it. This looks like something I can do with the family over the weekend.
Waoh, this looks gorgeous! Reminds me of those beautiful Henna patterns.
You must have a very steady hand! The design looks amazing and totally pro. I actually like it black and not coloured – it looks really chic on the tote bag.
Trina and Tina says
Coloring is so therapeutic and this is adorable! The perfect Mother’s Day gift! Thanks!
Jana Hunter says
I could never draw like this! And I’m sure a lot of other people couldn’t either. BUT, what if you traced the back of a coloring page with a transfer pencil, ironed on the design, THEN went over it with the fabric paint!? I could totally do that, and I bet a lot of other people could too! I have four granddaughters, two are four and six (the other two are two and 1 month!) who would LOVE something like this to color! I especially love the T Shirt! Thanks for the inspiration!
Your free hand skills are AMAZING! love it.