I cant think of anyone that wouldn't enjoy a hand painted umbrella! My instructable displays easy and fun steps to create your own umbrella to keep or to give as a gift!
Step 1: Supplies
an umbrella blank
Chromacryl textile medium
sharpie markers, and/or sakura markers (waterproof)
brushes, hair and bristle
Step 2: Design
With a pencil draw your image on the umbrella. Sometimes holding a piece of cardboard behind the panel helps support the fabric.
Step 3: Tracing
Trace all pencil images with waterproof marker, again holding the cardboard behind makes it easier to support the surface.
Step 4: Painting
Mix Chromacryl with the acrylic paint according to directions. I wanted transparency, therefore, I added extra medium to my acrylic. Apply a very small amount of paint using a bristol brush and scrub the paint into the fabric.
Step 5: Heat Setting
Use the hottest temperature possible for the fabric type to heat set the paint.
Step 6: Other Designs
The flower umbrella was painted on a tan umbrella with the transparent paint application.
The lizards and the houses were painted with the acrylic and textile medium mixed according to the directions.