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« on: January 03, 2013 01:42:11 AM »

I really need help...

I made my niece a plushie for her birthday which had painted on eyes and hair.
She adores what I've made her but the paint is rubbing off on her skin! Sad


Is there anything I can do or apply on the layer of acrylic paint to make it stay adhered to the fabric?

Thank you for your help!!  Cheesy
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« Reply #1 on: January 03, 2013 02:53:25 AM »

I think that you need to use a fabric paint, not acrylic.  I have a friend who makes stuffies and he always irons the paint after it's well dried and that seems to help too - he can toss the stuffies right in the washer and dryer and the paint hasn't come off yet.

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« Reply #2 on: January 03, 2013 04:47:24 PM »

That's really weird -- if the paint is dry it shouldn't be rubbing off at all, it should be adhered to the fabric fibers. I've painted a lot of plushie details with paint and never had that problem, ever.

 If you want to re-paint them but don't want to buy fabric paint (of which I think "so soft" by deco-art is the best, personally) you can buy a "textile medium" (I know Jo Sonja makes a good one, but I'm sure other companies do too) to add into the acrylic paint and then heat set it to seal it.
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« Reply #3 on: January 04, 2013 04:19:09 AM »

I think that the problem is that just acrylic paint was used, no textile medium maybe?

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