Remember Middle School? When everyone wrote something on your Converse and you’d come home to hear your mom babble about how it was disgusting?
Looks like Middle School is not over for me. I still hear her say things about my old Converse that I refuse to throw. They’re worn out but comfortable and I like them. And I was working on something to hang for my office, I got some paint on them and decided they’ll also be part of the canvas.
So here’s what happened: Acrylic Paint, a few brushes, and splatters everywhere and just let it dry. Here’s a closer look
Others things you can do are DOODLES. I mean, let’s go back to the basics and just doodle like we used to in middle school and all you need for this are Sharpies.
If you’re using regular Sharpies here’s the technique to prevent them from bleeding on your fabric:
Wash the fabric to be decorated prior to designing. Prior washing will prevent shrinkage and bleeding of the fabric’s dye after application of the markers.
Allow the Sharpie ink to dry completely on the fabric. After drawing, give the marker ample time to dry. Waiting 24 hours will ensure the marker is dry.
Iron over the design. Place a piece of drawing paper over the design and turn the fabric over. Iron on medium over the backside of the design. Allow to cool.
Paint over the design with opaque fabric paint. The clear paint will seal in the marker. Cover the entire area or paint only on the marker lines. Allow to dry 24 hours and wait at least 48 hours before washing.