The folks at Simply Spray sent me some of their Soft Fabric Paint to play with.
Simply Spray comes in a variety of types of spray from stencil to upholstery paint. This is the one they recommend for apparel including tie-dying and home decor.
I’m not big on tie-dying shirts, but love working with fabric surface design. So I started with 10-inch squares of 100% muslin which I had washed, dried, and ironed.
It was a beautiful day so I took my project outside. Well, to tell you the truth, I was concerned about my ability to spray paint without getting it all over the house!
I started with scrunching the material to give it a somewhat tie-dyed effect.
I loved how the colors blended. Then I couldn’t resist spattering some red at the end.
Then I decided to use masking tape as a mask.
That was pretty cool. Then used this metal screen as a stencil. I sprayed the fabric yellow before I taped the screen down.
And the result –
I loved the effect that the screen made on this and that the spray was not perfect. The company says that their Simply Spray Stencil product will perform better with stencils, but I love the look this made.
Then I had to try one more – the glue resist. I just love using Elmers School Glue as a resist. As mentioned in this post, add glue to the fabric and let it set 24 hours before you paint. Next I painted it with two different Simply Sprays. I let it set for 72 hours before washing out the glue. The paints held their colors. I love the effect of glue resist with these paints.
I really enjoy playing with this paint. I was concerned I wouldn’t have a lot of control, but that wasn’t the case. I liked drizzling paint when I wanted to and spraying as light or heavy as I chose. I loved the colors in the kit and also the two additional they sent. They have a variety of colors and kits. I loved that Simply Spray is non-toxic, non-flammable and has no odors.
I also liked that the paint did not make the fabric stiff.
The Simply Spray website also has a lot of suggestions, frequently asked questions, and samples of how to use these and their other spray paints.
These sprays would be great for kids parties. They can found online or at your local craft stores. It’s a simple and fun way to dye fabric without having much prep except for washing the fabric.
Fun, Fun, Fun!
Disclaimer: I received this product for review purposes. The opinions expressed here are 100% my own. I was under no obligation to offer a positive review and received no monetary compensation.