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Today’s DIY project is Hand Painted Designer Sari. Let me start with choice of design.
I chose a plain cream coloured material. I planned to fill yellow in the sari body. I decided to use cotton balls to paint the body. I planned stencil and spray work at border, pallu and blouse part. I chose a stencil with floral motif. I decided to use polythene cone, flat and round brushes to hand paint the selvedge (border edge).
- Fabric spray paint Blue: ready to use Fabric Spray Paint is available in vibrant colours. Simply Spray is a fabric spray paint. It is now available in the US, the UK, Switzerland, Poland, Denmark, Austria, Ireland, Canada, Australia and Germany. You can order Simply Spray online, if you are residing at Finland, Norway, Portugal or France. Here is a useful link: http://www.simplyspray.com/where-to-buy/.
Hopefully, we may get the fabric spray paints in India sooner!
- Fabric paint yellow and blue 45ml each (3 bottles of 15ml each)
- A plain synthetic material of cream colour of about 6.5m
- Stencils with free hand floral motifs (drawn free hand and cut)
- Painting brushes – flat & round (0 or 1)
- Polythene cone
- Cotton balls
First, I hung the material using pins and clips as shown. Otherwise, the fabric could be stretched over a scroll frame and then kept upright.
I sprinkled water all over the body. I dipped cotton balls in yellow fabric paint. I squeezed it onto the fabric. Colour bleeded down in abstract pattern over the slightly wet fabric (Picture). I took care that the colouring is done excluding the borders (about 1/2 feet each side). I allowed it to dry for 24 hours.
After the fabric dried, I placed it flat over a few newspapers (or could stretch over a scroll frame). Newspapers absorb extra paint. Then I placed the stencils at the borders and rounded pallu. I sprayed the spray paint to create floral abstract. I left it for drying.
I sprayed the paint over the blouse part varying the density.
I took blue fabric paint. I painted ½” thick stripes at both the selvedges (borders) using a flat brush. I added abstract dots close to this stripe using a round brush (number 0 or 1). I outlined the spray painted floral motif. I used a blue fabric paint filled polythene cone.
I allowed the fabric to dry for 24hours. As a finishing, I ironed the sari. Here is the final look of the sari. Model: Ms. shwetha Ulhas, for whom this sari was designed.
The blouse was stitched with a set in puff sleeve. Sari looks the best when worn with unfolded pallu as shown. Designed for a young-stylish lady. Goes well with tall to medium height.
I am thankful to Ms. Shwetha Ulhas (my sister and my model) and Mr. Venu for helping me in clicking a few photographs used in this post.
Friend! I hope today’s post was interesting and useful. Promising to come again with another exciting project.
Bye until the next post!