Sandpaper Painting

You will need:

  • Sandpaper
  • Crayons
  • Cotton Fabric
  • Iron (“No water” setting)
  • Optional: Dowling to hang artwork

1. Cut sandpaper to preferred size. Cut cotton fabric larger than sandpaper to allow about a one inch border all around and 2-3 inches on top if making a hem for a dowling for hanging.

2. Color a design on sandpaper with crayons pressing firmly, creating a solid concentration of color. Strong solid shapes of color are key to success with this project.

3. Place fabric on a piece of scrap paper. Position sandpaper face down on fabric and press firmly down with iron on cotton setting, moving iron continuously. It is possible to re-iron if needed in specific areas.

4. Cut dowling about a half inch beyond width of fabric so a string can be tied on each end for hanging.

5. Notes:

  • Fine sandpaper works best in achieving better details on drawing.
  • Remember the image printed will be the reverse of the original drawing.