I paint this "Ikat" pattern canvas bag with My "DecoArt Sosoft Fabric Paints" to give away for the "hospitality bag program" for the Decorative Painting chapter: "Toling Belles of Santa Clara", that I belong to...
Do you want to learn how to make an "Ikat" pattern?
First a little bit of explanation of what is "Ikat":
"Ikat" refers to a type of geometric shaped fabric found in Asia and in Latin America. The threads are dyed before being waved into an ethnic and tribal pattern, creating an uneven and "blurry" pattern.
So here it is a quick tutorial step by step on how to reproduce this fun, easy and so trendy pattern...
keep in mind that you can follow these steps choosing any type of geometric shape...
I choose a zigzag design but you can do the same steps with squares, triangles, circles and so on...
First gather your supplies:
canvas bag, "Sosoft" fabric paints from DecoArt and some brushes
draw with a pencil the initial shape; in my case it was a chevron/zigzag pattern
mix some blue "Sosoft" fabric paint with some "Sosoft" transparent medium
(this makes brushing paints more easy to slide into the fabric).
paint a broad and "loosely" chevron pattern onto the canvas
(place a cardboard piece, see photo; inside to avoid paint going through the other side and for sturdiness)
place/paint another color on top of that stripe (turquoise)
add stripes of gold;
top, bottom of the dark blue and on top of turquoise
I glued a gold ribbon on the top
I added a felt flower brooche/pin
Click here to see how to make these felt brooches
a quick and fun canvas bag painted by you
BTW if you want to check out what the other painters from my chapter did for their donation bags
Click: "Hospitality Bags"
Thanks for the company
and see you soon with another DIY project
Using DecoArt Sosoft Fabric paints