Painting With Thread
Here’s a wonderful painting technique that can add a lot of interest to a cloth doll: Use thread to paint a random pattern on fabric.
You can prepare the fabric to be used to cut out your doll pattern, or paint directly on a doll after it has been stuffed. The result is extremely interesting, and definitely worth a try.
Painting with thread is simple, fun, and gratifying. Here’s how it’s done:
- Cut a piece of quilter’s thread, about a foot long. You can also use button thread.
- Hold the thread at one end, suspending it in your hand. Using a paintbrush, paint the thread generously. Use paint that is good for use on fabric.
- Place the painted string onto the surface you are painting. Let it go as you lower the string down. It will create an interesting pattern.
- Pat the string down with the blunt end of a needle just to make sure the paint makes contact with the fabric.
- Lift off the string.
- Repeat as desired
Here is an example of painting in blue. The fabric is pre-painted with some random brush strokes and markings before using the string.
This example is done with a doll which is being painted along the way- after it has been stuffed.
Here’s a swatch of pre-painted fabric… Isn’t it beautiful? Some extra touches were added – dots made with blue and gold paint.
The swatch can be used to cut doll arms or legs, and will look like clothing. It’s creativity at its very finest!
I hope you’ll try this. Have fun, thank you for visiting, and have a dollightful day!