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« on: July 28, 2004 07:01:38 PM »

i recall someone who used this as a method of dyeing. i don't remember where, but i think they said they used watered-down paint to dye something. does this work? and does the colour stay?

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« Reply #1 on: July 28, 2004 10:44:34 PM »

All I know is that once I spilled acrylic on my favorite jeans and it never came out...so I think that you could paint fabric with acrylic because of that experience. Let me know what happens
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« Reply #2 on: July 29, 2004 10:19:54 AM »

I used acrylic paint to dye one of my tshirts, I'll never do that again , the hole shirt got dyed but.....it was all uneven, i tried it again more carefully but again it was uneven Angry if anyone has any tips Id really love to hear them, i probably did something wrong.

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« Reply #3 on: August 01, 2004 06:19:38 PM »

Nope,

From what I have heard (from a paint tech at an art store), acrylic paint does not react to fabric in the same way that dye does.  Dye actually seeps into the fibres, whereas a very thinned paint mixture (even if you immerse fabric into it), will not penetrate the fibres.  I think it has to do with what paints are made or groound from, and that they are very large particles.

The paint will just sit on the surface of the fabric and make it feel crunchy, dye will seep in and the fabric will feel the same as it originally was.
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« Reply #4 on: August 01, 2004 06:50:01 PM »

what if you use a textile medium? will it help get rid of the crunchiness?
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« Reply #5 on: August 01, 2004 07:00:44 PM »

Not a lot.  Textile medium is still a PAINT base, even though its a little softer.  Paint applied to fabric in any form will affect the hand of it.

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« Reply #6 on: August 01, 2004 07:01:14 PM »

Acrylic paint is great, but it isn't dye. If you want to dye some shirts... use dye.  Grin
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« Reply #7 on: August 15, 2004 08:44:23 AM »

what if you want to stencil images onto shirts? I heard that you can do that with acrylic, but you have to "heat set" it with an iron for a few mintutes to make it permanent.
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« Reply #8 on: August 15, 2004 11:35:31 AM »

You can do that- Search the boards for stencils and you should get more information than you could ever need! Smiley
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