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« on: June 18, 2007 06:56:45 AM »

Has anyone every tried to paint a stenciled T-shirt with Tulip Velveteen paint?  After having made several shirts with the standard matte paint I was forced to buy a black velveteen paint because Michaels ran out of matte black, wasn't planning on getting any more in stock, and if I wanted a special order it would take 2 weeks.  Michaels can really frustrate me sometimes Angry.

As you can see below the results of heat setting it were VERY unexpected.  I layed the shirt out with a pilow case on top of it so that the iron didn't directly touch the paint, as I always do, but after a few seconds things started to smell funny.  I pulled up the iron and instead of seeing a smooth layer of paint what I saw had bubbled and puffed up and looked like mold or something.  My poor Ben Folds shirt Sad.

I could see someone appreciating this effect, but this isn't what I wanted to see.  So be warned that Tulip Velveteen doesn't need heat setting!


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« Reply #1 on: June 18, 2007 07:20:21 AM »

heeyy that's still cool though. maybe you'll grow to apreciate it. I wonder will washing it will remove some of the puff?

and i agree, Michaels IS a pain at times.  Angry
« Reply #2 on: June 18, 2007 08:44:17 AM »

i actually like the effect, i think it gives it some contrast.   Smiley

either way, thanks for the warning!
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« Reply #3 on: June 18, 2007 09:08:41 AM »

that happened to me once and I hated it, but then i ended up getting a lot of compliments Smiley

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« Reply #4 on: June 18, 2007 12:33:23 PM »

hey ive used this paint a few times but always iron on the reverse of the fabric with a pillow case in between the t-shirt. ive never had any problems, maybe something to think about lol.
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« Reply #5 on: June 18, 2007 12:43:20 PM »

I actually think it looks pretty cool.

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« Reply #6 on: June 18, 2007 02:08:06 PM »

Hmmm.... I have absolutely no experience with this, having never used it, but maybe it's supposed to do that? It's called velveteen, and while I don't really know what velveteen is, it has the word velvet in it, and velvet is kind of soft and, er, plushy(?), right? What I mean is that it has a bit of texture and isn't exactly flat. If I were to go by the name, it sounds to me like this is what it's supposed to do? Huh
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« Reply #7 on: July 24, 2007 08:18:07 PM »

you don't have to heat set any kind of tulip paint, at least not the kind I have Huh

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On the plus side, now it looks like Woody Allen! Cheesy

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« Reply #9 on: January 16, 2008 06:43:43 PM »

read the bottle carefully, you dont actually touch the iron to the fabric AT ALL!!!!

you just STEAM it from about half an inch away, face up.  and when you do, it looks really cool.  and washes well, too.
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