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« Reply #20 on: February 09, 2007 06:07:20 PM »

How many coats of paint did you use? Also how much textile medium did you mix in to your paint? By chance what brand of paint are you using?

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« Reply #21 on: February 09, 2007 06:16:20 PM »

I have stenciled a many times on black [including canvas tote bags]. I use tulip "soft" fabric paint, you need a couple coats but I've never had a problem with it. Keep trying and you'll find what works  Smiley

« Reply #22 on: February 09, 2007 10:14:13 PM »

I used the Tulip Slick brand and mixed it 1 part medium to 2 parts paint.  I did 2 coats.

I went ahead and recut another stencil of just the chest part and went over it again.  It looks a lot better now that I've gotten rid of the brush marks.  I think I must've needed to let it dry and then do another coat???  I wasn't sure how long I could keep the freezer paper on with that many coats- I didn't want the paint to be too thick and then peel when I removed the stencil.

I also wanted to say that I tried the Stencil Spray- it doesn't spray like I thought it would, it's super thick and you do have to get the stencil off relatively quickly or the paint will peel.  The paint gets kind of puffy and I wouldn't recommend it for a complicated stencil or one that had a lot of small detailed areas.  I had to have help when I took the freezer paper off because it goes on so thick and you have to spray so much it would've fallen off the paper back onto the shirt.  Also- if you decide to use it, cover the entire shirt in newspaper.  The spray really does go everywhere!
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« Reply #23 on: February 10, 2007 10:35:05 AM »


There is your problem. Tulip Slick is fabric paint so you do not need to add the textile med. to it!!

Well that is te first problem the 2nd which may or may not be a problem I haven't tried it myself is that the slick is not ment exactly to paint with more to draw with. Please someone else chime in if you have used this before?

I have used a tulip fabric paint that comes in a bottle almost exactly like FolkArt or ArtBarn. That kind is ment to be brushed on. I believe it is called brushable fabric paint I do not have mine with me to say for sure.

Otherwise just use regular acrylic paint like the brands I listed above or any other ones you may find and mix those with the textile med. You will not need to mix a fabric paint with anything!!

Hope this helps and I hope that you stencil turns out great!!

Did you put Stencil Spray on the Freezer Paper?

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« Reply #24 on: May 03, 2007 08:44:43 PM »

I used Jacquard super opaque for textile and marbling on my suitcase and it turned out great, but the suitcase material isn't very porous, and i haven't tried it on a t-shirt but i think it should work.  and i use a sponge paint brush (from the hardware store) to dab and stroke the paint on.  hope that helps
« Reply #25 on: May 04, 2007 07:17:25 AM »

When i have used Jacquard super Opaque on black clothing the white was not actually opaque and whats more, it made the shirt really stiff which was not so pleasant. While this might just be an issue with the way i did it, i'm not so sure i'll be heading back to jaquard any time soon.

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« Reply #26 on: May 05, 2007 04:38:13 PM »

my black jacquard paint doesn't feel stiff after you wash the shirt once or twice, but i just painted a pair of (black) shoes with the metallic paint and the paint feels much stiffer than the black did.

however, the material is different, and the metallic covered completely with only one coat of paint.  so depending on what you're going for, that might be worth a go.
« Reply #27 on: July 08, 2007 09:46:02 AM »

I recently stenciled some white letters on a red shirt and had problems with it.  I was using acrylic paint w/ textile medium and it took many, many coats until it was solid white (without a pinkish tint).  That really makes me hesitant to work on anything darker! 

My mom has a blue apron that I thought about stenciling for her, but I'm afraid that it would take forever to make it look good!
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