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.
November 17 News: WOW!  Congratulate the winner of DIY Halloween Costumes 2015!
Total Members: 305,431
Currently Running With Scissors:
449 Guests and 5 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: advise on what paint to use on an aisle runner  (Read 624 times)
Tags for this thread:  Add new tag
Share the love... Pin it Submit to reddit add to Wists
call me jo.
Offline Offline

Posts: 1061
Joined: 26-May-2011

no stone throwing regardless of housing situation

View Profile WWW available for personal swaps
« on: June 08, 2014 05:57:52 AM »

hi everyone,

i'm sure i'm not the only one this happens to . . . i'm not too shabby at painting things and so i keep getting requests for things i've never done before.  such is my current situation.

i've been asked to paint an aisle runner for a wedding.  it will be a large painted peony with monogram over it, in rather specific colors.  totally fine, right?

i'm not sure what paint i should use!  i'm most comfortable with acrylics, but i'm worried that painting a large flower on the fabric will cause problems.  when the paint dries will it shrink up the fabric?  will it cause ripples?  is there another paint i can use?  she said she's used martha stewert paints for other portions, so i know they come in hwe colors - would those be beter to use?  fyi - her mother is making the aisle runner and she wants in in the middle - so failing is out of the question.

i'm just really nervous about it, and i've got so many other commissions that i don't have the spare time to test a bunch of paints or mess this one up.  any and all advise welcome.

check out my pins pinterest.com/josasser
and my websites josasser.com and splendidhandmade.com
« Reply #1 on: June 15, 2014 11:20:38 AM »

I like the Martha Stewart fabric paints.  They work well and if I remember correctly you can use them on a lot of other surfaces as well. 
I suggest making sure the fabric is pulled taught while paining and drying to cause less problems. 
And if you are unsure try a test piece to make sure and play with it to see which way works best.
But I don't think you have anything to worry about.  Painting on fabric is not as bad as it seems.   Grin

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
Bat Bag For Light Stands
SB600 Optical Slave
Reflector Stands Are Cheaper Than Assistants
Using a Folding Chair as a Posing Stool
Using a Speedlight Softbox
Latest Blog Articles
Tute Tuesday: Cube Advent Calendar
Thankful for Family
Meatless Monday: Guava Pecan Pie

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.