A Crafts Community For Craft Ideas & DIY Projects - Craftster.org
Help | About | Contact | Press | Advertise | Cookie Policy | Terms | Site Map
Welcome, Guest.
Please login or register.
Random Tip: Craftster is for freely sharing how to make things! Don't post pics of things you sell in hopes of getting some sales or we'll have to bust out the LIMBO stick on you! Wink
Total Members: 303,157
Currently Running With Scissors:
670 Guests and 22 Users
Home Craftster Community Crafting Articles Craft Tutorials My Craftster Crafting Calendar City Guides Craft Shop

Pages: [1]
Jump to page:
  Show Images Only     Send this topic  |  Print  |  Bookmark  
Topic: Prop/puppet/ costumer needs suggestions  (Read 878 times)
Tags for this thread:  Add new tag
Share the love... Pin it Submit to reddit add to Wists
« on: January 23, 2012 07:24:15 AM »

I work in the costume shop for Lexington Children's theatre. We have a project that requires us to draw/paint designs on puppets made with synthetic fur without the fur becoming matted together.  Unfortunately the fur won't hold dye. Sharpies have given us the best results, but leave a residue on the skin if touched. This is clearly a problem for our actors. I need to find a way to deal the ink on the synthetic fur without causing clumping or matting. Any ideas?!
« Reply #1 on: January 23, 2012 08:28:11 AM »

I don't know if you can get the puppets wet but if you can, have you thoroughly rinsed the fur after using sharpies on it? I've seen sharpies recommended before, and I know they stop bleeding after rinsing on synthetic wigs so maybe they will with rinsing the fur too.
There's also other alcohol based inks that might hold better. "FW Ink" is one if I remember right, but there are others out there.
« Last Edit: January 23, 2012 08:31:54 AM by N30Nb100d » THIS ROCKS   Logged
Friend of Craftster Friend of Craftster

May the Ghost Squid be with you.
Offline Offline

Posts: 10760
Joined: 06-Jan-2008

Nerding along...

View Profile WWW available for personal swaps
« Reply #2 on: January 23, 2012 09:16:10 AM »

If you airbrush onto fur it won't mat, or, you can paint with a brush and then brush the paint into the fur with a slicker brush until the fur become fluffy again. You can blow dry - ON LOW - while painting a small section to help dry the fur, but the key is to apply only a small amount of paint at a time and brush until the fur is fluffy.

I use Golden Airbrush Acrylics for fur painting.

"We can have anything we want, because we can make it." - RovingAnarchist

Proud member of SEEN: the Society of Ernestly Embroidering Nerds


Threads you might like:
Pages: [1] Jump to page:
  Send this topic  |  Print  |  Bookmark  
Jump to:  

only results with images
include swap threads
advanced search

your ad could be here!

How-To Videos
Pottery: How to Make a Planter Pot
Pottery: How to Make a Large Pot
Pottery: How to Make a Double-Walled Vessel
Pottery: How to Make a Bottle Form
Different Shapes of Pottery Products
Latest Blog Articles
Craftster Quickies: How to Make Spooky Halloween Decorations
Craft Challenge #110 Announced - Halloween Costume Contest!
Tute Tuesday: Witch Hat Fascinator

Comparison Shopping

Support Craftster
Become a
Friend of Craftster

Buy Craftster Swag
Buy Craft Supplies
Comparison Shopping

Craftster heartily thanks the following peeps...

Follow Craftster...

Powered by MySQL Powered by PHP Powered by SMF 1.1.11 | SMF © 2006-2009, Simple Machines LLC
SimplePortal 2.3.5 © 2008-2012, SimplePortal
Valid XHTML 1.0! Valid CSS!

Copyright ©2003-2015, Craftster.org an Internet Brands company.