The blouse or shirt should be washed at least once and dry before you begin. If the garment is damp, the paint will spread out more. We painted the blouse when it was dry.
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Dab paint in various colours on the fabric with a sponge or a wide brush. Crinkle up the fabric so that the spots of colour become more diffuse. If you like, spray with a little water if you want the colours to spread out more. Just keep in mind that the colour will spread for several hours, so it will be some time before you see the final result.
Leave the garment crinkled up for 12 to 24 hours. Then unfold the fabric and leave it to dry completely, flat.
When the blouse is dry, fix the paint with an iron set to cotton without steam for 5 minutes.*
Then it can be machine-washed at 40°C max, and should be washed inside out. Wash separately the first few times after dyeing.
Create your own pattern designs with fabric paint! We used thin, watercolour-like fabric paint to create a fabulous, flowing pattern on the blouse. With this fabric paint, you can give clothes and fabrics made of at least 50% cotton (or silk) a new lease of life. Choose whether the fabric will be damp or dry when you paint it. Just bear in mind that the paint spreads more when the fabric is wet.
*Alternatively, fix the dye in the oven (not silk) at 150°C for 5 minutes, but make sure the garment has no buttons, elastic, or heat-sensitive features. When fixing paint in the oven, it is important to make sure that the fabric does not touch the oven heating element.