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By Shantha | Bangalore, Karnataka
Thoroughly de-starch the cotton fabric by boiling it for a couple of minutes in water. After de-starching the cloth, hang it out to dry and Iron it well to remove all the creases.
Do a Fan-folding (like the way pleats are made for a saree) for the cloth and iron it along the folds.
Tie knots along the length of the fabric to make 7 divisions. Refer to the image.
Dip the entire cloth in water to make it wet. Make sure that the cloth absorbs sufficient water.Squeeze out excess Water and lay the cloth flat onto a newspaper. Start painting from one end of the cloth using various colors of the rainbow- Red, Orange, Yellow, Green, Blue, Indigo and Violet for each segment. As soon as you are done with this step, open out the fabric and let it out to dry.
Once Dry, Iron the fabric well. Use Acrylic Black paint to sketch the silhouette of the two birds.
You can use a Fabric ring for to work easily on the cloth.
You can use this fabric as a Table cloth, or frame it to put it up on your wall.
Fevicryl Sunflower Kit, Fine Art Brushes- Round and Flat, White cotton fabric, Burlap chord, Scissors, Pencil