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


Catherine Malandrino dress
DIY Catherine Malandrino
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)
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
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.
5-6 hours
When worlds “kaleidoscope”…
Method 1
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.
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!
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.
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.
Blast each piece dry with a hair dryer.OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA
Iron your pieces onto your Bondaweb.OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA
Cut your pieces out.OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA
Iron them in place, Bondaweb-side down.
Final DIY Catherine Malandrino top

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

You may use these HTML tags and attributes: <a href="" title=""> <abbr title=""> <acronym title=""> <b> <blockquote cite=""> <cite> <code> <del datetime=""> <em> <i> <q cite=""> <strike> <strong>