Painted Fabric Flowers
It’s blooming fabric! Oh the fun you can have making painted fabric flowers. Pin them to hats, headbands, lapels, purses and anywhere you want a beautiful accessory. The peach flower and the Valentine Boutonniere are constructed in the same way. For complete Valentine flower details click the photo. The instructions below are for the delicate peach flower.
I make nearly all my flowers with white organza fabric. Other soft sheer fabrics will work too. I like the effects you can achieve when spray painting on sheers. A good example is the red Valentine Boutonniere, one of my Divaonline Articles.
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 the petal template page.
step 2 - To make the fabric easy to work with, first iron it onto the shiny side of freezer paper which when bonded, turns the fabric from soft and flimsy into firm surface.
step 4 - Let the decoupage dry completely before cutting two strips each measuring: 4”x 2”, 3.5” x 2”, and 3” x 2”.
step 11 - When dry, turn the flower over and glue an interesting button, pearl, or beads to the center. A button that is too large will force the petals to flatten.
- sheer fabric 12” square
- Reynolds freezer paper
- orange and white acrylic airbrush paint
- Aztek Airbrush
- Fast Finish Decoupage
- Rotary Cutter
- Wave Blade