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Topic: Questions about acrylic paint/fabric medium silk-printing onto black shirts  (Read 869 times)
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« on: November 10, 2010 02:32:58 AM »

I was at Micheal's today and wow screen printing ink is expensive, while acrylic isn't and comes in a wide verity of colors, so I looked up on the internet and it says it will work with a fabric medium turning the acrylic paint into "fabric" paint.

I'm making a shirt and it's a black shirt, I bought metallic colors and a white matte just in case I needed it to make the metallic colors show better and more vibrate. Also I'm using the embroidery hoop with organza (type of fabric) and mod podge glue method.

My questions are
- Have you ever used acrylic paint with a fabric medium? What were your results?
- The fabric medium's bottle says that there is a chemical in it that is "know to cause cancer" do you wear a mask?
- When washing will the color come off the shirt and ruin my other clothes in the wash?
- When I heat set it do I flip it inside out or put parchment paper on top and then iron over?
- Do I need to have the white to make my metallics show better?
- If I need to apply the white paint can I just wash it off and use the metallic color after or do I need to retrace a new screen?
- Any tips on how I can make my shirt look great since I'm using a black shirt instead of a white one?

This is my very first screen printing project and very excited. I haven't gotten my fabric yet to do it. There is like nooo useful information on the internet and I thought about this site and it seems like everyone on here knows what their talking about.

Thank you<3
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