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« on: January 24, 2005 10:27:06 PM »

1. Im looking to buy a good brand of fabric paint. I will be using it mostly on cotton. A wide range of colors is a must. I know my local Joann fabric has one called tulip. Id really rather shop at a local small art shop. Does anyone have any experience with a brand called speedball?

2. My mom has a bunch of polyester/cotton thread from about the early to mid eighties (it says New in big red Letters on it), im wondering if it's still strong and worth using. It seems just peachy.

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« Reply #1 on: April 28, 2005 09:59:08 PM »

1. Fabric paints - there is a base you can get a  called "textile medium" that you mix with acrylic paint to make it less rigid when you paint on fabric. It is usually available alongside the acrylic paints. Wal-mart has it for $1.57 by me.

2. Old thread - go for it!

Good luck!

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« Reply #2 on: May 17, 2005 02:28:46 AM »

Go to your local art store and look at their airbrush section for textile paints, you can use these paints using conventional methods as well as airbrush, although airbrush is an absolute blast.  Look at Createx, Liquetex, Aquatex, DR PHMarten brands.  There are a few others, but these should cover all your needs.
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« Reply #3 on: May 24, 2005 05:40:31 AM »

Alternatively, you could use a fabric dye and use a thickening medium to paint with it. This will give you color that is IN the fabric rather than ON it.

I get mine from Dharma Trading Company: www.dharmatradingco.com

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