Tuesday, May 01, 2018

watercolor floral dress

I love using mixed media techniques and applying them to clothing and wearables! One of my favorite ways to alter a plain white dress is adding messy and colorful watercolor inspired flowers. It is a fast and easy way to turn your fashion into something totally unique.

I started with a plain white chiffon dress. This is one that I found at a local boutique but you could use just about any white dress.

I used my favorite textile paint from Jaquard HERE They are very fluid, they are super versatile and can even watered down to mimic watercolors.


I started by spraying down the surface of my dress with water. I wanted a really messy and loose effect and wetting down that surface will cause that color to blend and blend.

I grabbed a variety of brushes and got busy painting!
I used the same techniques I used when I am paining watercolor flowers on paper and because that surface was damp, that color bleeds and blends looks like watercolors.

I continued adding flowers in very simple and loose shapes.

Anywhere I wanted that color to blend and bleed more, I sprayed with a little water.

I continued to paint those flowers- some simple and then some with more defined and darker brushstrokes.
I wanted a little bit of a "grungy feel" to my flowers so I splattered and dripped color over the top of those flowers.

Once everything dried, I heat set the paint according to the directions.

I kept all that color at the bottom of the dress. The result is a really colorful, messy and totally unique dress!





23 comments:

papelhilo said...

as beautiful as a Frida Kalho's dress !

Anonymous said...

Oh!!! a wedding dress? LOVE IT!!

Karen G said...

Gorgeous dress! ❤️������I definitely want to try this! Is there anything you won’t paint ��lol
Love it!

Janet Metzger said...

Beautiful! Back in my younger days (the 1980's) I did a lot of fabric painting just like this. You have brought back many fun artistic memories.

Janet xx

Debra Kapellakis said...

Lovely.

moois van me said...

waw!!!!!!!

Pamela Harris said...

This is absolutely gorgeous! I have to try this!!

lcmarschall said...

Oh my is that beautiful!!!! You should save that for Lucy to wear when she grows up and gets married!

Jenny said...

That is the most beautiful dress in the history of dresses! It would have been perfect for my outdoor, floral-themed wedding! Alas, I wore boring lace.

Nancy said...

You wear it beautifully- lovely creation.

Marci said...

Oooohhh, I adore this! So gorgeous!!

Farbenformerin Angela said...

You look gorgious in your flowered dress. A wonderful idea.
Angela

Chenay Pointer-Bueltel said...

So beautiful!

CeCe said...

Absolutely Stunning! Just adore it!

Anonymous said...

Stunning.

Maya Kuzman said...

My goodness! This is the dreamiest dress I' ve seen! Absolutely stunning!

just4crafters said...

Beautiful dress! Love it!!! But I'm curious, how do these paints hold up in the laundry? Thanks ~Sophia

Giddings Art said...

Your dress is stunning!! I love the watercolor effect. It just amazes me how fearless you are...walls, dresses, floors...but everything you do turns out beautifully!!

Stargirl said...

Most beautiful. Love it.

Melissa G said...

I love it! An awesome idea for a wedding dress.

Immi said...

Absolutely lovely!

Elisabetta Brustio said...

WOW! it's fantastic!!!!!

Haley said...

Beautiful! How stunning would this be as a wedding dress!

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