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Digging the digital trend with geometric patterns and pastel hues, chez Catherin Malandrino.

 

Catherine Malandrino dress
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£23.20
You will need…
Pebeo “Setasilk” water-based silk paints (priced at around £3.95) in:
Light blue
Light pink (I chose orange instead but that was personal taste)
Purple
Dark green
White knitted dress, jersey dress or jumper (mine cost £5, Primark)
About half a metre of white calico fabric
3 small glass jars
Hair dryer
Paint brush
Half a metre of Bondaweb
Iron and ironing board
All-purpose scissors
Difficulty
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Quite easy
No particular technique or skill required for this one, it’s just really easy to make a mess of your work and chosen work space if you’re not especially careful and attentive to spillages.
Time
5-6 hours
When worlds “kaleidoscope”…
Method1
Cut your calico into about 30 small strips (give or take, 25 x 5cm but it doesn’t have to be exact), divide them into 4 sets and paint each set with a small splodge of silk paint, like the one in the picture above.
Method2
Dunk your strip into your paint and water mix for a few seconds – tops – or as quickly as possible. I just set the above washing line arrangement up to demonstrate quantities and make it easier to photograph, but I recommend you do your dunking over a sink rather than on a desk or soft furnishings as it’s going to spill. Relax – the paint’s water soluble!
Method3
After you’ve done each piece, place them in a large, easy-to-wipe-clean area, like a shower, where I left mine. The silk paints mix easily and well so any splattering and spillages onto other pieces can be a bonus.
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Take each piece – I took 2 at a time for the sake of speed – and dab it with a tissue, giving particular attention to the paler side, so as to enhance the ombre look.
Method5
Blast each piece dry with a hair dryer.
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Iron your pieces onto your Bondaweb.
Method7
Cut your pieces out.
Method8
Iron them in place, Bondaweb-side down.
Result!
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