My colour scheme was yellow, orange and pink. I started in the center ( well off center) with the yellow. then added a bit of orange and smooshed that about.....I got a bit carried away as I always do and missed photographing a couple of colours, but it isnt rocket science and you can see from the pictures, there is not a lot of skill in painting like this. It is sheer fun. How good would this look in blues - like you are looking at the surface of the water from the bottom of a pond....well maybe a clean swimming pool.
When the piece is dry, you need to get the salt off. You also need to heat set it before washing.....what to do, what to do. Here is what not to do.....dont shake the salt off on the grass, it will kill it.....dont shake it off where the dog might lick it up. I shook a fair amount off on a patch of weeds, the rest I ended up vacuuming....now stick it in the dryer. Add a damp towel to keep the dryer going. I did that a couple of times. Then back to the artists lair to hit it with the iron. It will still be crunchy, but take your time and get as much heat into it as you can without creating fire. Now stick it in the washing machine again. Again use the Morning Fresh and a cold wash - if you want to add any more paint, you do not want the fabric conditioner on the piece.
Hold your breathe - I spent a good part of the next 15 minutes watching the foam in the front loader to see if it was all going to hell in a hand basket......back in the dryer it goes and whilst just damp, take it out and press it all nicely.
The basic tools of painting fabric -- a suitable surface to paint on, fabric, paint, water, brushes or sponges, fabric medium and if you dont like paint on your clothes and you - gloves and an apron.
Depending on how you are going to use the fabric, you can use good quality acrylic paints without medium if the piece isnt going to be washed. The fabric once painted can be a little stiffer than it was, but often a good pressing will fix this. I used a mixture of textile paints, and straight acrylics and because I got enough heat into it, there was very little fading once washed. I also found the fabric to be quite soft.
So, there you go, give it a try and open up a whole new world!