Fabric Paint Something

So, I just recently realized the glory of Puffy paint, which is for fabric. It is easy to work with and not just for little kids making memory shirts. You can easily make gorgeous designs with just a bit of patience and time.

What you need!

Step one: Draw your template out on paper

For this project, I helped my grandmother add a bit of a personal touch to the collar of an old vest. So to start, she sketched out this figure of a Kokopeli on a piece of scrap paper and cut it out. Depending on the complexity of your art, you may wish to scan or copy your art so the original does not get harmed.

Step two: Putting your design on your fabric

Once you are satisfied with your design, you need to draw it onto your fabric. Pin your design onto your fabric carefully so as not to tear your paper. Trace around your paper and make little dots that puncture the paper and hit the cloth to mark any lines inside of your design that you can connect the dots to later. Make sure you have fully traced it out before removing the paper.



Step three: Filling in your design with fabric paint

After you have your outline down, you may proceed to start filling in color. Note that you should always put your color down before outlining, because the outline will cover up any mistakes. The Scribbles fabric paint has a very fine tip, so you should have no problem applying the paint to your fabric, however do be cautious to stay in the lines. For smaller details you can use the head of a pin or a shish kebab skewer to spread the paint out as evenly as possible. Remember you do not want the fabric paint to be too thick or it will take forever to dry.

Step four: Outlining your creation

The final step is to outline your whole design in black. This will, as I mentioned, cover up any mistakes as well as make it look more clean and precise. Be careful and steady, because if you mess up the outline, there is no turning back. You may wish to get a parent to help you outline, or apply the outline with a skewer or head of a pin. After your outline is done, you are ready to go! If you used the glittery paint I recommended, it will be much shinier after it dries.

Do you or someone you know have anger management issues that are irritating you or others around you? Is it to the point that you want to scoop their or your own eyeballs out with a half eaten banana? Maybe try reading this post before you do that.

Channel your anger creatively: Drawing and painting

Sometimes it helps with anger issues to draw, paint or sculpt, anything creative. For some people it may help to express their emotions in a way that is beautiful rather than snap at friends and family around them. It does not have to be perfect, if you are just drawing or painting to help with anger, it could be something as simple as drawing a pattern or even just coloring a coloring book like this one. I have also found that scribbling all over a page with a sharpie until it is completely black can help, however this will quickly wear out a permanent marker so please store them upside down so the ink flows to the tip to make your markers last as long as possible.

“Craft” your anger: Make a fun project

Maybe instead of breaking a vase, make a puppet out of a sock with googly eyes! Something silly and fun to cheer you up and remind yourself to laugh once in awhile. It’s okay to be a little bit dorky every now and then.

Burn out your energy: Play sports

A lot of people with anger issues may enjoy a sport like boxing or wrestling, where they get to attack other people and it is acceptable. Or perhaps a sport like football, that requires a lot of running to burn out energy.n

Go full Godzilla: Smash something!

Got any old glass bottles or pickle jars you would ordinarily just toss away in the trash? Not anymore! Take them into your backyard, lay down a tarp or a trash bag and hit them with something. A stick, a baseball bat, a metal pipe.. anything you can find. I recommend safety goggles and gloves, which you can buy by clicking here for gloves and here for goggles.

Just chill: Cuddle a stuffed animal or pet

Sometimes you just need to distract yourself from whatever is ticking you off. Sometimes stopping to smell the roses or pet an animal can help you calm down quickly, and sometimes carrying around a plush friend can help you too. However, not just any stuffed animal will do, a security stuffed animal is going to help you more than any other. From my stuffed animal sleeping bag tutorial, you saw my stuffed wolf, whose name is Kujo. He is usually by my side to help keep me calmed down. He is a ty beanie baby. If you are interested in getting one just like him for yourself, you canbuy one here.