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« Reply #10 on: August 30, 2011 02:05:29 PM »

I've almost stitched up this little cutie!  You did a wonderful painting of her...I agree, the white just adds so much!  Thank you for sharing!
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« Reply #11 on: September 01, 2011 02:57:21 AM »

Very cute. What paints did you use for the t-shirt? Acrilic? Do they wash off? Fabric paint seems a bit too thich for airbrush... I would love to try it but have no idea what paints would work in airbrush (besides acrilics) and would withold all the torture in the washer and dryer.
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« Reply #12 on: September 01, 2011 05:15:52 AM »

Very cute. What paints did you use for the t-shirt? Acrilic? Do they wash off? Fabric paint seems a bit too thich for airbrush... I would love to try it but have no idea what paints would work in airbrush (besides acrilics) and would withold all the torture in the washer and dryer.

they make special airbrush paints.  i use createx paints, which are a waterbased paint, and you can typically find them at any larger craft or hobby store (or online of course).

with these paints the important step to keeping them nice is the heat set.  after painting you have to iron or heat press the shirt before washing.  then you treat it like a delicate - inside out cold water line dry.  typically the shirt will start to fall apart before the color fades away, unless you abuse it.

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« Reply #13 on: September 01, 2011 07:02:51 AM »

Thank you for such quick answer. I live in Europe and we don't have this paints in my country (haven't seen them and I know all crafts stores here - there aren't many;) so online is the answer:).

For fabric I usually use Deka or Waco colours (both should be heat setted) but they are waaay to thick for the airbrush. And if you thin them they are not stable anymore (and also no opacity). My paintings on shirts have faded though - but I do wash them normaly (40 or 60C). So I haven't tryed airbrush yet - but I love how it looks. Is it very hard to work with?
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« Reply #14 on: September 01, 2011 07:13:48 AM »

Thank you for such quick answer. I live in Europe and we don't have this paints in my country (haven't seen them and I know all crafts stores here - there aren't many;) so online is the answer:).

For fabric I usually use Deka or Waco colours (both should be heat setted) but they are waaay to thick for the airbrush. And if you thin them they are not stable anymore (and also no opacity). My paintings on shirts have faded though - but I do wash them normaly (40 or 60C). So I haven't tryed airbrush yet - but I love how it looks. Is it very hard to work with?

there is definitely a learning curve with airbrush, and i have had the luck to learn on professional level airbrushes.  you get what you pay for, and the ones i use are iwata eclipses that run $75+ each.

imagine drawing on an easel, but you cannot steady your hand on the surface, and you have to draw with both hands, and you cannot erase.

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