After working at Scarves Dot Net for a while, I’ve accumulated quite a collection (*ahem* stockpile, hoard, embarrassing quantity) of scarves. While I love the simple-colored scarves, on occasion I’ll look at a scarf and want it to be a little more funky. When I saw this scarf with its artsy pattern, I knew I had to make one of my own. :)
- Soft Fabric Paint (You can find this in most Walmart stores.)
- A white pashmina
- Plastic gloves (Your hands might get a little messy!)
What to do:
First you need to dilute the fabric paint a bit with water in a bowl. Add only enough water so that the paint is the same consistency as heavy whipping cream. (You can always add more water. The more water you add, the more the paint will bleed into your scarf.)
Next, fold the scarf in half and gather the end of your scarf together. Dip the tips of the scarf into the paint-filled bowl. Let the paint soak up a bit (the added water will help the paint bleed into the scarf), and then wring it out.
Continue to gather the scarf along its sides, so that only the edges of the scarf are dipping into the paint. Keep on dipping the scarf edges into the paint and wringing as you go.
Hang your scarf over the shower curtain to let it dry! Make sure you put something underneath the scarf to catch any drips. You don’t want black fabric paint on a porcelain tub. :)
Once it’s dry, you’ve got an artsy-funky scarf that is the perfect accessory to keep you warm on those nippy cold days — and also a scarf that transitions effortlessly to late-night art gallery exhibitions or cozy candlelit dates! :)