Painted Asian Top
Asian styling is timeless and always fun to wear. I made this top to complement the Chinese parasol I bought on eBay. This was a costume for a Chinese New Year party but the top can be worn for any special occasion. The fabric you choose and the design you paint on it will set the mood. Free stencils for my design are included with the instructions below. The shimmery red satin fabric gave the finished top a very festive look. I used Burda pattern # 8438. The design was applied with an airbrush but you can do it with a regular brush or sponge and fabric paint. I added details and shading with a small paint brush and finished with gold rhinestones applied to the center of each flower.
BEFORE PAINTING, ALWAYS WASH AND DRY FABRIC (WITHOUT FABRIC SOFTENER). DURING PAINTING, COVER EXPOSED FABRIC TO PREVENT ACCIDENTAL OVER SPRAY. ALLOW PAINT TO DRY BETWEEN STEPS.
step 1 - Print out and cut all three stencils. Learn about stencil materials. If you print on card stock, spray the backs with repositionable stencil adhesive spray.
step 7 - Cover all the flower petals with tape and uncover everything else. Spray all open areas with Lucky Charm paint. The bamboo color will look dark green or black depending on the color and type of fabric you use.
step 8 - Remove all stencils.
step 10 - Sew your top following the pattern instructions.
- Burda Pattern 8438 and Fabric - see pattern for fabric yardage and notions
- card stock
- repositionable stencil adhesive spray
- small paint brush
- Lumiere 550 True Gold paint
- black permanent marker
- painters tape
At Crystal Pro Shop
At Japan Bargain
- ColorArtzairbrush kit and White Wedding and Lucky Charm paint pouch