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« on: March 08, 2010 08:05:28 AM »

So I'm hearing that this fabric medium stuff you mix with your paint before you stencil a shirt is supposed to prevent the image from cracking later on....is there a specific brand of medium that works best? I haven't begun looking for any yet but I'd kinda like to know what it is exactly I'm looking for Tongue Also, what is the usual price range/bottle size that it comes in? Any help is welcome Smiley

I also live in Winnipeg, Manitoba, if that makes a difference at all.
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« Reply #1 on: March 09, 2010 05:38:49 AM »

I have tried a few different brands of textile medium and haven't really noticed much difference between them, but I usually stick with Delta just 'cause I like the thicker consistency. Some brands use a 1:1 ratio, but I'm pretty sure that Delta is 1 part medium, 2 parts paint - which would be another reason why I like it, I get more bang for my buck. It usually can be found in 2 oz., 4 oz., and 6 oz. bottles. Depending on the size of the bottle, it usually runs me about $1.99-4.99 USD.

Here is more and/or the same info:
http://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=214378.0
http://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=214793.0
http://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=265996.0
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« Reply #2 on: March 11, 2010 09:44:36 AM »

Thanks Smiley
I've only been able to find it at my University bookstore, but they want $9.13 for a little bottle...I think it's Liquidtex brand or something...? But anyways, I'll keep an eye open for Delta Smiley
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« Reply #3 on: March 14, 2010 11:53:14 PM »

Do you have a DeSerres - nope, just looked, none in Manitoba - but they do ship (and free if it is abve a certain amount)

http://www.deserres.ca/en-ca/search/fabric%20medium/page-1/20/2/
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« Reply #4 on: April 19, 2010 07:32:55 AM »

The few things I've stenciled with FolkArt medium from PLAID have been fine so far. Can't speak for the long-term, though, as these things only went through the wash maybe four times. It was pretty cheap at Walmart (I think it was 4 bucks Canadian?) and although it's very runny in the bottle, it's quite rubbery once dry.
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« Reply #5 on: April 03, 2011 10:43:08 AM »

I've used the FolkArt Textie Medium and it's very thin in consistency, I prefer the Delta brand.
Since Walmart has re modeled their stores and DOWNSIZED their entire crafting section, I haven't been able to find it there.
I have, however found Delta Textile Medium at Micheal's, it's placed in the "Adhesives" section, where all the glues are. It's around five dollars (give or take) for a pretty good sized bottle- about three or four times as much as the Folk Art Textile Medium bottles I used to find at Walmart that were as big as a bottle of regular acrylic paint.
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« Reply #6 on: April 11, 2011 02:32:00 PM »

Also from winnipeg, I use ceramcoat from Michaels, because I use ceramcoat paint.
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