Disclaimer: this post is brought to you in part by DecoArt.
Ok, I can’t seem to get candy corn off my brain. I’ve painted mason jars in candy corn colors. I’ve melted beads into a candy corn colored bowl. Today, I’m showing you how I painted a candy corn inspired ombre shirt with DecoArt SoSoft Fabric paints.
It’s a super simple and festive fashion craft idea for Halloween or Fall.
The thing is, I did use DecoArt SoSoft paints, but you might be surprised on how I applied them.
I didn’t use any brushes, I used spray bottles.
Yep, spray bottles. In essence, I made my own fabric spray paint.
I wanted to create an ombre effect rather than hard cut lines between each candy corn color. So, I started with 2 empty spray bottles, one for the candy corn orange and one for the yellow.
I filled each spray bottle with about 1 cup of water, then I squirted in 3-5 squirts of the paint and glitter colors combined to create a watered down yellow and orange paint.
I made sure to do my craft outside on the grass (so any excess paint could drip down). I had a drying rack ready, and I had a white shirt prepped to spray on a hanger.
As I held out the shirt with one hand, I started with the orange paint spray bottle and squirted the middle of my shirt. Then I grabbed the yellow spray paint bottle and squirted the bottom portion of my shirt.
As the orange dripped down, the yellow blended in with it and created a beautiful ombre effect.
When I was pleased with the blending and the colors. I hung the shirt on a drying rack and let it air dry completely.
I know you tell from the photo, but the combination of the fabric paint with the glitter paint added such a glimmery effect on the shirt.
This was so easy to do, I am definitely going to try this technique on another shirt. I love how the colors blended. It was almost like tie-dye but with a spray bottle.
Happy Candy Corn Crafting!
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