Colourful little ladybird!
The cute little bug was painted with puff paint. It has a cuddly feel to it and making and wearing the little work of art is really exciting!
Ladybirds are lucky and bring a smile to little faces. This bug has been painted with puff paint – that looks great and after puffing the design has a really cuddly feel to it. A great way to have fun with ladybird designs!
How it is done:
Enlarge the template twice to the desired size (e.g. using the zoom function on a photocopier). Slide one template underneath the front of the T-shirt and lightly trace all lines with a pencil.
Remove the template and slide the paper into the T-shirt to prevent the paint from seeping through to the back. Now cut out the body of the ladybird from the first template using a craft knife and throw it away. Spray a thin layer of Fix-it adhesive spray onto the back of the resulting body stencil and place on the T-shirt as required. Stencil the body in Ruby Red: Brush from the edge towards the centre and then smooth the surface with the foam roller.
Cut the head of the ladybird from the second template and stencil the head in Medium Yellow using the resulting stencil. Then paint eyes, feelers and legs directly with the Liner in Black and use Ruby Red for nose, cheeks and mouth. Place small highlights in White on eyes and nose. Paint large dots in Medium Yellow, Light Green, Medium Blue and White on the body, then fill the spaces in between with small dots in White.
The flowers on the front and on the left sleeve can be painted as you prefer, but the large dots should always be stencilled. Use Liners in your favourite colours for all embellishments. Leave to dry for at least 8 hours.
Iron each painted area from the reverse on a soft surface (e.g. a thick towel) for 2-3 minutes at cotton setting without pressure until the paint comes up matt and raised. Or fix in a pre-heated oven (150°C) for 8 minutes – it's amazing! Afterwards washable (gentle cycle) up to 40°C. Always wash and iron inside out.
Marabu products you need...
...additionaly things you need:
- child's T-shirt (cotton and mixed fabrics with up to 20% man-made fibres, pre-washed, without finishes or conditioner)
- soft pencil
- craft knife or nail scissors