Earlier, I showed how I had begun colouring in my design which I transferred to fabric. Here is the result.
To achieve that blended multicoured look, I used 3 pencils. Working in small sections I added a bit of the blue
then some green
followed by the yellow.
Once all 3 colours were applied, I simply continued to build the layers until the desired intensity was achieved. As the sections were completed, I lightly brushed textile medium over the pencil to seal the colour. I tried a few different brands and found that for this project, the one I liked best was Folk Art Textile Medium made by Plaid.
Even though this is not the sort of technique that would be used for a project that would be washed regularly, I was curious to see if it could hold up to a gentle wash. On a scrap of the same fabric, I drew and coloured with the same supplies. I cut the pieces in half, marked "wash" on the bits that would be tested. Submerged into cool, soapy water, agitated a bit, a short soak, then rinsed.
I placed the bits side by side once dry and as you can see, the colour remained vibrant.