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« on: August 31, 2008 01:30:34 PM »

Hi all! I'm trying to make a robe and thinking about using a shiny fabric such as: silk, satin, etc. Satin is what I'm leaning toward. I'd like to know what would be the best way to get a design on the fabric. I want to put fruits or vegetables on it but still want the material to flow and be smooth. I searched for methods of getting a pattern on it but haven't had any luck. I saw something on flocking and thought that would be interesting but only saw it done on paper. I've never messed with that stuff before and I don't even know what adhesive I should use if I was to do so. Dye was another thought but to able to use several colors to make red tomato and its green stem, I don't know... Forgot to mention, I'm going to use black fabric so I have no idea what's going to show up or rather stay on. Any suggestions on what I can do to get my own design on the sleek material? Thanks Smiley   
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« Reply #1 on: August 31, 2008 01:37:41 PM »

I think I would try some kind of fabric paint - one which doesn't make a thick coating.  Don't use flocking - it will wear off almost immediately.  Or you could try applique with very lightweight fabrics (much more trouble than painting, but easier to fix mess-ups).

http://www.rexart.com/appfabric.html
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« Reply #2 on: August 31, 2008 01:58:25 PM »

I think I would try some kind of fabric paint - one which doesn't make a thick coating.  Don't use flocking - it will wear off almost immediately.  Or you could try applique with very lightweight fabrics (much more trouble than painting, but easier to fix mess-ups).

http://www.rexart.com/appfabric.html


I'm not usually picky but this time I am. I just want it to look good I guess since those fabrics tend to be somewhat costly... figured that flocking would wear. I have this one shirt with a flocked cat and it looks like it has mange! Now I want to learn about screen painting or silk screening? Not sure which one is which... Thanks for the link! 
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« Reply #3 on: August 31, 2008 02:17:31 PM »

Silk painting

http://www.dharmatrading.com/silkpainting/serti.html

http://www.silkpaintinggallery.com/

Silkscreening

http://nomediakings.org/doityourself/howto_silkscreen_posters_and_shirts.html
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« Reply #4 on: August 31, 2008 03:04:01 PM »


I was just on YouTube looking at screen printing videos. Then I went on EZScreenPrint's website. Looks fun and easy! Thank you again for all the helpful links!!! Can't wait to go through them all Smiley
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