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Topic: Can you paint on fleece?? (in need of speedy replies!)  (Read 2283 times)
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« on: December 20, 2005 12:13:41 PM »

Finally! I have figured out a gift idea for my boyfriend's aunt! I want buy one of those cheap fleece throws (aren't they usually around 10 bucks?) that are everywhere during the season, and I am going to paint on little things to make it personalized to her (words, pictures, who knows - I haven't figured that out yet!) using fabric paint!

Now here is where my doubts and fears come in to play.....Can you even paint on fleece?? I can't picture how it'd look, so I don't know if it would turn out right. I want it to look nice and somewhat clean and neat for her. What paint should I use? And what about brushes? Any ideas?

I am walking to Michael's within the next couple hours (where they have tons of paint and stencils and all that jazz), so please, if you read this now, please give me your wisdom!! Heh:)

Thank you muchly in advance! Smiley


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« Reply #1 on: December 20, 2005 12:21:36 PM »

Hi! I've tried this before, and it doesn't work out so hot. Since the fleece is fuzzy, and has all those little fuzzy fibers sticking up everywhere, the paint gets sorta glooopy. Like, it turns out looking very messy. I think a good bet would to use fabric paint on some sort of medium weight canvas in colors that are complimentary to the fleece, then cut out around the words/picture and sew that on to the throw like an applique. Makes since?

Hope this helps!

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« Reply #2 on: December 20, 2005 12:38:14 PM »

Applique is usually your best bet on fleece, for sure. 

Also, as far as your paint medium goes, you can use basic acrylic paint mixed with a fabric medium, and everything should be swell.  Just follow the directions on the bottle of fabric medium, which is usually in the same area and in a similar bottle as the acrylic paints.

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