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SarahJonasson
« on: January 23, 2009 01:07:32 PM »

I have been thinking about hand painting fabric lately, and was wondering if anyone on here has any tips? Or does anyone know of a good website? I'm thinking about using silk, but any tips would be appreciated.

Thanks,
Sarah
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hornlinechick
« Reply #1 on: January 23, 2009 07:54:25 PM »

www.dharmatrading.com
The best place ever for fabric painting and dye. Really friendly people who actually know what they are talking about when you call to place an order, not just filling in forms. They also have project ideas and lots of books to get you started.
-Michelle

PS I'm not affiliated with them, just a big fan
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« Reply #2 on: January 26, 2009 02:03:01 PM »

I've painted a few things, but on cotton and polyester.  I just used textile medium and combined it with acrylic paint and they came out perfect.  One thing was that the gold paint I used lost its luster after a few years (and several washings), but I just repainted right over it and it looked fine again.  I'd definitely recommend reading the bottle, but it should work for you too (just perhaps with different washing instructions).
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SarahJonasson
« Reply #3 on: January 27, 2009 07:48:47 PM »

Much appreciated, thanks!
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melody_r
« Reply #4 on: March 07, 2009 08:05:05 AM »

I've painted silk and cotton, and both have their unique characteristics. My avatar is cotton and hand painted over sun print (and some 'touch up') It was an accident, as I used my brush water from another project. The brush water panel just screamed 'cave painting' so I painted the horses on. All done with Pebeo transparent fabric paints. The horses were done with slightly thinned product and a tiny brush.
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peachymanaangel
« Reply #5 on: May 07, 2009 07:42:33 PM »

I have used both thickened dye and paint on fabric.

I think that the dye is less predictable but it does not change the hand of the fabric and is easy to use. I can be used in silk screening as well. Silk takes dyes beautifully. Dye can be used like a paint with thickener or as an immersion method.

Paint is very versatile and you do not need chemicals or to worry about the health risks. the colors are predictable but the down side is that it will stiffen the fabric and it can wear of in areas of high aberration.

http://www.prochemical.com/  dye and paint supplies. You can purchase the clear paint and colorant to mix your own colors and shades.
http://www.pburch.net/dyeing.shtml    info site


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