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Transparent Texture Paste Resist on Fabric by Tammy Tutterow

Transparent Texture Paste Resist on Fabric by Tammy Tutterow

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Transparent Texture Paste Resist on Fabric by Tammy Tutterow | www.rangerink.comOn of the many things I love about Ranger’s Texture Paste line is the way it bonds to many different surfaces.  I especially love the way it works on fabric!  Today I am a shraring a tutorial to demonstrate how I used the Transparent Matte Texture Paste to create a resist on fabric.

Transparent Texture Paste Resist on Fabric by Tammy Tutterow | www.rangerink.comThe surface I am working on is a fabric banner that I created using plain white cotton muslin, a layer of Phoomph (double sided adhesive foam) to add structure, and a layer of natural cotton batting.  You can find a pattern and instructions for how I create my banners on my blog: Tammy Tutterow Art Banners.

Transparent Texture Paste Resist on Fabric by Tammy Tutterow | www.rangerink.comPlace a stencil over the fabric.  Use a palette knife to spread Transparent Matte Texture Paste onto the fabric through the stencil.  The texture paste should be no thicker than the stencil. Use the side of the palette knife to skim over the stencil to remove the excess texture paste.

If the excess paste is clean, you can return it to the jar.  Clean the stencil with water while the texture paste is still wet.

Transparent Texture Paste Resist on Fabric by Tammy Tutterow | www.rangerink.comContinue to add areas of design with the texture paste and the stencil.  Don’t worry if you have an area in the center where the pattern doesn’t match up (as shown).  You can embellish over any mismatched areas of pattern.

Transparent Texture Paste Resist on Fabric by Tammy Tutterow | www.rangerink.com Set the fabric aside to dry.  While you are waiting for the texture paste to dry, you can prep any embellishments.  You can test for dryness by lightly touching your finger to the texture paste.  It will feel tacky while it is wet.

Transparent Texture Paste Resist on Fabric by Tammy Tutterow | www.rangerink.comWhen the texture paste is dry, lightly mist the surface with water.  Mist an assortment of Distress Spray Stains onto the damp fabric.  (Colors shown: Cracked Pistachio, Fossilized Amber, and Tumbled Glass.)

Transparent Texture Paste Resist on Fabric by Tammy Tutterow | www.rangerink.comMist the Distress Spray Stain with water to blend it.  You do not need to mist it until it is dripping wet, only use enough to water to blend the colors as desired.

Transparent Texture Paste Resist on Fabric by Tammy Tutterow | www.rangerink.comBlot the surface with a dry cloth.

Transparent Texture Paste Resist on Fabric by Tammy Tutterow | www.rangerink.comDry the fabric with a heat tool.  You will see that many of the areas with Texture Paste will remain white where the Texture Paste resists the stain.

Because of the nature of fabric, some color will wick and spread under the resist.  The more water you add to blend, the more wicking you will get.  The finished fabric will have a Batik look.

Transparent Texture Paste Resist on Fabric by Tammy Tutterow | www.rangerink.comTo add more background detail, ink a stamp with Distress Ink (color shown: Gathered Twigs).  Stamp the image onto the surface over the texture paste.

Transparent Texture Paste Resist on Fabric by Tammy Tutterow | www.rangerink.comBuff over the texture paste with a dry cloth to remove any stamp ink from the design.  The image will remain on the fabric, making it look as though it is behind the stenciled design.

Transparent Texture Paste Resist on Fabric by Tammy Tutterow | www.rangerink.comContinue adding random stamping over the surface.  Remember to buff the texture paste with a dry cloth while the ink is wet.

Transparent Texture Paste Resist on Fabric by Tammy Tutterow | www.rangerink.comIf desired, blend Distress Ink with an ink blending tool over some of the stenciled designs to add more contrast and emphasize the stenciled design.  As before, buff over the texture paste to remove any ink from the top of the texture paste.

Tip: I keep an ink blending tool for each color family.  To keep the ink from being too bold, I use the blending tool without reinking it. If I want subtle inking, I generally find I have enough ink in my foam without needing to ink it up with an ink pad.

Transparent Texture Paste Resist on Fabric by Tammy Tutterow | www.rangerink.comColor coordinating ribbon by skimming over it with ink blending tools.  Again, I use the ink already on the foam without reinking to keep the ink very light.  Mist the ribbon lightly with water to blend the color.  Blot the ribbon with a dry cloth to remove excess moisture and then dry with a heat tool.

Transparent Texture Paste Resist on Fabric by Tammy Tutterow | www.rangerink.comTo create a ruched ribbon effect, lay a strip of Wonder Tape across the surface.  Remove the red tape liner.

Transparent Texture Paste Resist on Fabric by Tammy Tutterow | www.rangerink.comLay the ribbon onto the tape in “waves”, with loops sticking up and some areas stuck down flat to the tape.

Transparent Texture Paste Resist on Fabric by Tammy Tutterow | www.rangerink.comSew along the center of the ribbon flattening out the upright loops as you sew.

Transparent Texture Paste Resist on Fabric by Tammy Tutterow | www.rangerink.comAdd embellishments to the banner as desired.  For this banner I combined pearls, a leaf, and a flower with assorted metal embellishments.  Add Picket Fence Distress Paint to your metal pieces to add a vintage shabby chic feel.

Transparent Texture Paste Resist on Fabric by Tammy Tutterow | www.rangerink.comCompleted banners can be displayed in a variety of ways- they can be tied or sewn together, hung on a line with clips, or displayed on small stands.

Tip- I add fabric grommets to the corners to make it easy to tie them together.  You can find large fabric grommets in the notions section of fabric stores.

Transparent Texture Paste Resist on Fabric by Tammy Tutterow | www.rangerink.comI love resist techniques because they add a bit of a mystery to the project and make anyone looking wonder what order things were applied.  They make a project seem complicated when in fact it was really easy to create!

Transparent Texture Paste Resist on Fabric by Tammy Tutterow | www.rangerink.comNot so sure about crafting on fabric?  No worries!  You can use this technique on paper too!  The look is slightly different, but still very easy and amazing!


tammytutterow2014Tammy Tutterow is a mixed media designer and instructor from St. Louis, MO.  Tammy is a two time Ranger U graduate.  She believes inky hands equal happy hands.  She loves writing tutorials to share online and teaching classes in stores.  You can learn more about Tammy on her blog: Tammy Tutterow- Tutorials for Inky Hands.