I love to accessorize and I'm always trying to find ways to wear my artwork. I made this headband by creating my own fabric, using Gelatos® Colors and PITT® Artist Pens. Be sure to doodle on a fat quarter size fabric and you'll have plenty of fabric left over to make other projects.
Using PITT® Artist Pens, doodle all over a piece of white, cotton fabric. I love florals, but doodle whatever makes you happy. Be sure to use pens in various sizes to create thick and thin lines. This will give your doodles movement and interest.
Once you are happy with your doodle design, color it in with the Gelatos® Colors of your choice. Designer tip-use a brush to color the design. Simply pick-up the color off the Gelatos® Color of your choice. If the brush is dry, you will have more control over where the color goes. A wet brush will cause the color to bleed into the fabric. Which isn't a bad thing, it just depends on the look you want to give your fabric.
Once the fabric is dry, cut a piece out to cover a plain, plastic headband. Use glue to adhere the fabric to the headband, wrapping the fabric towards the underside of the headband. If you want a bit more dimension, glue some batting onto the headband first, then wrap it with your doodle fabric.
- Gelatos® Colors in Red Cherry, Lemon, Snow Cone, Lime, Mango, and Bubble Gum
- PITT® Artist Pens
- Fat Quarter of white, cotton fabric
- Cotton batting
- Plastic Headband
I hope you find lots of ways to use your doodle fabric. Come over and visit me on my blog to get more inspiration.