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« 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?!
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« 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.
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« 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.
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