Unleash your creativity and paint your personalised Abstract Art designs onto canvas tote bags with Fastex Fabric Painting ink. Make stylish, eco-friendly tote bags that express your unique personality.
Let's Get Started Step 1: Prepare the Bag: Cut a piece of cardboard to fit snugly inside the tote bag. This will prevent wrinkles, movement, and any ink bleeding through. Lay this inside the bag.
Step 2: Create a Frame: Using masking tape, create a frame along all four sides of the tote bag. Ensure the tape adheres firmly to prevent any paint seepage.
Step 3: Design Masking: You can use the masking tape to create abstract areas on one side of the tote bag. These masked areas will remain unpainted, forming a part of your design.
Step 4: Apply Fastex Fabric Painting Ink: Now comes the fun part! Dip your brushes into the Fastex Fabric Painting ink and start filling in the unmasked areas with vibrant colours. Don't worry if you get some paint on the tape; it will be removed later.
Step 5: Let it Dry: Allow your masterpiece to dry completely. This is a great time to clean your brushes and prepare for the next steps.
Step 6: Remove Masking Tape: Gently peel off the masking tape to reveal the beautifully painted abstract areas. Watch as your design takes shape!
Step 7: Repeat on the Other Side: Turn the tote bag over and repeat Steps 2 to 6 on the other side. This ensures that your bag is a work of art from all angles.
Step 8: Heat Setting: Once both sides are thoroughly dry, it's time to heat set the Fastex Fabric Painting ink. Follow the instructions in our video to learn how to do this effectively. Feel free to experiment with colour blending, stencils, and layering to add your unique touch to the design. Enjoy: Tony Parker
Blend Fastex Fabric Painting ink colours to discover new shades.
Use the handle end of the paintbrush to etch intricate designs into the wet ink.
Try incorporating stencils for added texture and detail.
Step 2: Paint the Background Using the Umber Super Tempera, carefully paint the tree trunk and branches. This step will provide a strong foundation for your cherry blossom tree.
Step 3: Create the Landscape With the Green Super Tempera, paint the grass beneath the tree. For the sky, mix a small amount of white with blue Super Tempera and apply it to the top portion of the canvas. Allow the background to dry completely.
Paint the tree template
Step 4: Painting Cherry Blossoms - Technique 1 For the cherry blossoms, start by using FAS Bright Pink paint. To achieve variation, add a touch of white to the paint for a subtle effect. Pour this mixture into a shallow dish.
Step 5: Using a Sponge Take a small round sponge and dip it into the pink paint mixture. Before applying it to your canvas, it's a good idea to test the sponge on another sheet of paper. Once you're satisfied, use the sponge to paint clusters of blossoms on the tree branches. Vary the pressure to create different sizes and shapes of blossoms.
Step 6: Painting Cherry Blossoms - Technique 2 Alternatively, you can use cotton buds to achieve a different texture for the blossoms. Tape or rubberband together a cluster of cotton buds.
Step 7: Applying Paint with Cotton Buds Dip the taped cotton buds into the pink paint mixture. Like before, test the technique on a spare sheet of paper. Once you're comfortable, use the cotton buds to carefully paint blossoms on the tree branches. This technique offers a unique and charming appearance to your artwork.
Aboriginal Style Dot Painting with FAS Super Tempera
Today we will dive into the world of Aboriginal-style of dot painting, a colourful and exciting art form that children will thoroughly enjoy. This creative project is simple to set up and easy to do, making it perfect for young artists to explore. See the tips below before you begin.
You will need:
A sheet paper (black can be more effective for an Aboriginal theme)
A few old pencils with flat ends or erasers (alternatively, you can use an upside-down paintbrush)
A pencil and ruler or interesting shapes to trace for an outline
Newspapers or a protective cover sheet
Let's get started: Step 1: Prepare your work area: Lay out newspapers or a cover sheet to protect the surface where the children will be painting.
Step 2: Outline some interesting shapes: Lightly outline some simple and intriguing shapes on their paper with a pencil. Remember, sometimes, the most straightforward designs produce the best results. Step 3: Pour the paint into trays. Divide the Super Tempera Paint into shallow trays, each holding one of the four bright colours
Dip the pencil in the Super Tempera and start dotting:
Step 4: Dip the pencil in the Super Tempera and start dotting: Dip lightly into one of the paint colours using an old pencil with a flat end or an eraser. Each pencil should be dedicated to a specific colour, or clean the pencil ends between using colours to achieve clean and bright dots.
Step 5: Follow the outlines: Follow the pencil outlines on the paper, keeping the same colour for each line. The goal is to create neat and tidy rows of dots. Step 6: Expand the dot pattern: Work your way to the edges of the paper, creating new rows of dots in different colours. See the example in the photo.
Step 7: Allow the artwork to dry: After completing their dot painting, let the artworks dry completely.
Conclusion: Aboriginal-style dot painting is an enjoyable and engaging art activity that allows children to explore their creativity while learning about this unique art form. Remind them to follow the pencil outlines to maintain neat rows of dots, and don't rush the process.