- Sun Colour No.1, No.4 and No.5
- Teddy Wax Crayons – Purple, Orange, Leaf Green and Olive Green
- Dala Waterproofing Medium
- Cotton fabric – Two sheets (440mm X 360mm)
- Compressed Batting - One sheet (450mm X 370mm)
- Soft hair paint brush (no.6)
- Hogs hair paint brush (No.20)
- Tailor’s pen – blue
- Domestic iron
- Paper towel
- Salt (preferably coarse)
- Make use of the blue Tailor’s pen to transfer the design onto the fabric.
- Use the wax crayons to outline the design.
- Dilute Sun Paint No.5 with water to make a pale blue wash.
- Wet the fabric with water to remove the Tailor’s pen line and to assist with the absorption of the wash.
- Use the No.20 Hogs hair brush to apply the wash over the entire sheet of fabric.
- Sprinkle salt onto the fabric and allow to dry.
Tip – Fine salt will result in a subtle texture, while coarse salt will give a more defined effect.
- Once dry, rub the salt off and apply Dala Waterproofing Medium, allow to dry.
Tip – For best results dry flat on an old towel. Avoid using newspaper as the fabric will stick to it.
- Colour the design by using the No.6 Parker brush and Sun Paint colours. Allow to dry.
Tip – By carefully mixing the three primary colours, we are able to produce at least 12 colour variations.
- Cover the fabric with a piece of roller towel and iron off the wax crayon residue.
Apply one more coat of Dala Waterproofing Medium, allow to dry and heat set.
- Iron on the Batting and sew the back on to finish.