Water Color Fabric
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A little fabric paint and a lot of water and you can make beautiful watercolor designs on T-shirts and more!WHAT TO DO:

1. This project can get a bit messy with kids, so old clothing is recommended, and be sure to place newspaper over your work area.

2. Place a piece of plastic wrap between the front and back of your shirt so that the colors do not run through to the other side.

3. Place your paint colors in separate containers and add water till it is a nearly a water consistency.

4. Use a sponge to wet the fabric area that you are going to paint. If you are going to paint the whole shirt work in sections.

5. Apply the paint on the shirt and keep in mind the colors will blend together more before the colors dry.

6. If you are using the watercolored area as a background for more painting, let it dry completely before applying more paint.

7. Have fun being creative!

NEED:
Fabric Paints
Paint Brushes
Sponge
Styrofoam divided plate or small bowls for paint
Plastic Wrap
T-shirts, aprons, canvas bags or any fabric you want to paint

Tips
We often do this project in the bathroom or kitchen where there is an easy to clean linoleum floor, and an endless supply of water.
Even the youngest kids can help with this project and make one of a kind designs.
Watercolor a whole shirt for a custom tie dye look.
Watercolor background colors and add regularly painted designs on top.
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-- Phyllis Diller