Scarves as a Work of Art

Painting and stenciling tips & techniques for fabric.

Who knew a simple hand-painted scarf could be so exquisite? Each of the scarves shown here began as a plain, white rayon scarf. The process for painting these takes place in stages, beginning with creating a variegated background. If you'd like to know more about this method, check out "Fashion Accents", which explains the process in step-by-step detail.

Substitute colors as desired to created a variety of backgrounds ready to enhance or embellish. As an added benefit, "Fashion Accents" includes detailed diagrams for creating beaded fringe. You can also begin with a commercially colored scarf and skip straight to stenciling.

The last scarf shown is a mixed media project using a different process than the first six.


Steampunk Firestorm

Dragonfly Fantasy


Steampunk Americana

Stars & Stripes

Mixed Media Scarf | One Day Project

Your Creative Mentor

Rebecca Baer
Rebecca Baer
As a professional author, designer and international instructor, my designs and decorative accessories have been published worldwide in books, magazines and tutorials as well as my feature column, with original recipes alongside artful applications. I've created this eCourse site to share the creative fun with you! Perhaps you will be inspired to try your hand at some of the artsy ideas that I toss your way.

Be inspired. Find your muse. Acquire new skills. With a passion for all things creative, I have traveled extensively to share my unique artistic style with enthusiastic co-creatives. Through the magic of Ecourses now you can play too! Jump in and get your hands dirty—it will be loads of fun!

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