Brushstrokes of genius at Chanel? Count me in!
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NB: The silk paints are from the Setasilk range by Pebeo. The colours I used were buttercup, tangerine, navy blue, turquoise and magenta.
The white fabric paint is made by Dylon.
Quite easy... and very messy - you have been warned! Your only challenge here is to stop your liquid silk paint from running and smudging but allow me to guide you and you should find it a breeze!
TimeAn evening, by my accurate and completely objective observations! If you're able to print off the template I provided it should take less time than mine. As a ball-park figure, I'd say it takes 2-3 hours.
Brick by Bricolage
Print out the above template as two portrait A4 pages, if you want to get a similar scale to the one I used: with the designs on one sheet and the fine grid on the other. Attach them to the front of your sticky back plastic, trace them from the other side and cut them out with your scalpel. With the fine square design, cut out alternate squares with a line in between them, so that you've got a small grid-like square pattern.
Place your backpack somewhere where it's safe to make a mess; baths and showers are ideal as they're the easiest sites to clean. Stick your grid-patterned plastic onto your backpack. It probably won't stick completely flush against the surface but don't worry if it doesn't, as you're just using it to mask a design.
I found you can only use your grid design once without it messing up your backpack. Clean your spray bottle completely between colours, unless you're trying to mix them. Dry each splatter, as before, and enjoy! You can also try flicking a paintbrush for some extra effects.
Clip the two ends to different zips; I used one on the main fastening and another on the front pocket.
The sh*t: a Bricolage!