DIY Hand painted Bed Linen

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When my mum-in-law came to know that I have an artistic flair *ahem*,she decided she would love to have a bed linen hand painted by her daughter-in-law.So she buys a plain bed sheet and hands it over to me and says ‘Paint some flowers on it’.Never having fabric painted before,I was lost.
But I accepted the challenge and gave it a go.And the end result was allright,if I say so myself.

Things you will need –
1.Two pots of fabric paint(preferably contrasting colors,I chose white and royal blue)
2.A plain bed sheet with pillow covers
3.Flat brushes-75 mm, 63 mm and 6 mm
4.A disposable plate
5.A tub of water
6.A fabric hoop
6.And some newspapers

So first I played around and painted on the newspapers to decide on which flower is the easiest best.
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Once you are all set,load your 75 mm brush with the two colors at the opposite ends and wiggle up and down in a circular manner keeping the tip with the darker color (in this case blue) of the brush at a single point.Petals are done.Now dot the centre with the lighter color using a size 6 flat brush.
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Make as many flowers as you like,I went mad and decided to break my back filling the complete sheet.
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For the pillow covers,I made flowers in a slanted line with the 63mm brush,and tried to create more slanted lines with contrasting flowers(white in the centre and blue in the edges). I was not happy with the results and so I made leaves on them and then simply lined using dotted strokes with the 6mm brush.I liked it.Here’s what it looked like
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My mum-in-law loved it!That is all I wanted.Please excuse the shabby photos,I painted this a while back and had never thought of blogging about it.I just happened to have this compulsive need to photograph everything I do.Thanks to which I can share it now.

PS: I have no idea what flower it is.I was just hoping that it resembled some flower when I showed my project to iWoz and ZK.It dint go down well with me when ZK quipped,’Wow!Cool looking fungi’.:-/

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18 comments on “DIY Hand painted Bed Linen
  1. Ana says:

    Now, this is a real piece of art! Good job! Where did you buy all the materials, I would like to try something similar myself?

  2. UR says:

    Hey, thank you so much!you can get them at any art and craft stores.

  3. earth linen says:

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  4. It’s a fabulous idea to photograph all such creative efforts!! Pretty flowers.

  5. James says:

    Hey this is cute, you’re really talented. So this is how you paint a 2-color flower, I thought it needed two brushes. So it’s just a single brush with two colors of paint. Amazing.

  6. UR says:

    Hey thanks a lot James!

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  8. Laura Crean says:

    That’s beautiful

  9. Deblet says:

    Very cool idea,thanks for the visit to my blog

  10. timikaj says:

    Thanks for sharing…Great job!! I never heard of the idea. I will add to my list….Did I miss it…How do you wash it?

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