Introduction: PURPLE RAIN UMBRELLA

Today on my way to work I looked at the cloudy sky and decided to paint a "Purple Rain Umbrella"

Step 1: Supplies

I needed an Umbrella bank

shades of purple fabric paint

brushes and an iron

Step 2: Painting

I opened the umbrella and painted cloud like images on the inside.

when dry I ironed the panels to heat set the fabric paint. I used a dry setting for nylon.

Step 3: When It Is Finished

The cool thing is the umbrella looks great weather you are under it looking up or outside looking in.

Comments

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shayloco342 (author)2016-05-04

This is a very nice idea!..Gave me the thought of using color changing fabric

really can watch the purple rain fall

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KerryB18 (author)shayloco3422016-05-10

I am dying to know how this worked!

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shayloco342 (author)KerryB182016-05-11

Unfortunately finding a source for the Hydrochromic ink is not very easy. The only source of a small quantity I was able to find was a site in the UK for £8.99 for 25ml.(about $13 US) and they do not ship outside of the UK. Also I have learned the idea of a color changing umbrella is already out on the market but I do like the idea of possibly designing and creating your own umbrellas, clothing or what ever but I cannot commit the funds to purchase the amounts dealers sell. Also time is a big factor.. lots of projects so little time.

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me too!

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Hmmmmmm, try it and please post the results!

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rorywquin (author)2016-05-08

Nice - a cover to protect you from rain is an "umbrella" no need for the word "rain". A shade to protect you from sun is a parasol? ;-)

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Thanks for the clarification, however, it isn't necessary. I was making a reference to PRINCE.

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Ah good one. I'm not much into the lives and deaths of celebrates so missed the reference!

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Neepha (author)2016-05-04

Sweet! That would cheer me up on a rainy day.

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Susan Cirigliano (author)Neepha2016-05-06

Thanks!!!!

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Lisa Arbolino (author)2016-05-03

PERFECT..... Haven't been able to find a purple umbrella... This one fits the bill perfectly and it's so easy to put together that I can actually do it by myself.... Love it and can't wait to use my very unique "Purple Rain Umbrella".....

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awesome!!!! I hope you post photos of your umbrella!

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xxlauraxx (author)2016-05-03

Great idea! And you look so happy under it. I'm sure you and your umbrella brighten people's day when you walk by.

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Thank you!!!!

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ediestel (author)2016-05-03

Awesome!

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THANK YOU!!!!!

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tinaciousz (author)2016-05-03

That turned out so well. I love the watercolor effect and love Prince, too. <3

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Bio: I am an artist living and teaching ART in NYC for over 30 years, and I am a CZT, Certified Zentangle Teacher. I love to ... More »
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