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Unread 01-19-2013, 07:19 PM   #61
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I have a light brown dress that is 60% cotton and 40% polyester. I was thinking of bleaching it first and then dye it red, since that is the color I need. I was wondering what kind of dye I need since it isn't 100% of one kind of fabric. Or would it be better to use fabric paint instead?
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Unread 01-20-2013, 08:56 PM   #62
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No, don't fabric paint an entire dress. It will be stiff like crinkled cardboard. Even watering down acrylic-based fabric paints to spread thinner doesn't stop them from drying a little stiff. It's less noticeable with bits of it all over, say in an all-over pattern painted on, but trying to solidly paint any garment is just not going to be pretty.

Being as it has some poly content, even attempting to strip it with bleach is probably not going to work. Search up some of the threads on dyeing and bleaching to be sure.
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Unread 01-26-2013, 05:05 PM   #63
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i've been trying to come up with ways to make fabric look like leaves. obviously, fabric paint would be great for painting in veins and such, but is there such a thing as a fabric medium or spray that could give the cloth a slightly waxy look like leaves? fake plants sometimes have the look i'm talking about, but those would be very expensive to make an entire dress out of.

does anyone have any idea how i could achieve that leaf-like look?
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Unread 02-10-2013, 12:42 AM   #64
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Does the Fabric Spray Paint work on darker colored fabrics ? Example: Darkish blue satin with lilac fabric spray paint.
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Unread 11-16-2013, 03:30 PM   #65
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I have a silk kimono I screen printed and the paint feels stiff. How would I remove the stiff feeling and shine? I used Tullip soft paint for the screen printing and its works pretty good just feels kind of shiny more than stiff.
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Unread 11-16-2013, 06:36 PM   #66
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i've been trying to come up with ways to make fabric look like leaves. obviously, fabric paint would be great for painting in veins and such, but is there such a thing as a fabric medium or spray that could give the cloth a slightly waxy look like leaves? fake plants sometimes have the look i'm talking about, but those would be very expensive to make an entire dress out of.

does anyone have any idea how i could achieve that leaf-like look?
Does this fabric need to be very flexible? A small coating of acrylic paint would do the job and is fairly flexible, but if it's on a sleeve or something it would crack.
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Unread 12-29-2013, 09:40 PM   #67
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I'm having a bit of a crisis here. I just finished fabric painting a rather complex design with blue Jacquard paint on white cotton, and I thought I followed the instructions for heat-setting it, but when I stupidly threw it in the wash to get some unrelated stains out, the blue paint bled all over the fabric. The design is still intact, but I can't figure out how to get the splotches out without ruining the design. Help!
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Unread 12-29-2013, 11:14 PM   #68
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Ah, thanks for this thread.

@kuko-chan a picture would help.
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Unread 12-29-2013, 11:37 PM   #69
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Ah, thanks for this thread.

@kuko-chan a picture would help.
It's not a very good photo, but the splotchiness is all over the white fabric. I've tried bleach spotting it with a toothbrush, but no effect. I was considering throwing it back in the wash, thinking maybe it was just bleeding excess dye and now it'll come clean, but knowing my luck, it'll probably make it worse. Suggestions?
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Unread 12-31-2013, 03:40 AM   #70
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^ Try this. http://www.wikihow.com/Remove-Colori...-in-to-Clothes

Can spray paint help eliminate the shine on vinyl or pvc. I really don't want the shine. Any suggestions?

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Unread 03-07-2014, 03:50 PM   #71
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Hi i was hoping someone could give me suggestions on a fabric paint

Looking for something that would be really soft

I need these shorts http://i20.photobucket.com/albums/b2...k/fsfasdas.png to look like these http://imageshack.com/a/img713/5460/rro3.png

I can't seem to find any type of fabric paint in stores besides tulip which i dont want to use...

Also i was wondering if instead... fabric markers would be better? From what i seem they dont look to be stiff
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Unread 06-29-2014, 01:03 PM   #72
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should I buy a black body suit and then use simple spry white or buy a white body suit and buy simple spry black?

Do anybody have other recommendations?

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Unread 07-02-2014, 08:28 PM   #73
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Hey tifaia , I just want to say thanks so much for this thread. I'll be using fabric paint for the first time ever in my cosplay hobby with my White Mage Yuna from FFX-2.

I'll be using the Jacquard fabric paints and I can't wait to get them. When I read one of the questions about it requiring heat-setting, what does "heat-setting" actually mean? I want to make sure that I do this correctly. Thanks so much and keep up the good work
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Unread 07-02-2014, 09:58 PM   #74
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Hey tifaia , I just want to say thanks so much for this thread. I'll be using fabric paint for the first time ever in my cosplay hobby with my White Mage Yuna from FFX-2.

I'll be using the Jacquard fabric paints and I can't wait to get them. When I read one of the questions about it requiring heat-setting, what does "heat-setting" actually mean? I want to make sure that I do this correctly. Thanks so much and keep up the good work
Heat-setting when used in the context of fabric paint usually refers to either ironing over or on the back of the fabric area which has been painted...This heat application helps the ink to better adhere to the fabric and creates a more plausibly washable bond. In most instances this seals the paint and makes said garment or item washable but always test a swatch before washing the entire garment or you can ruin a costume.
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Unread 07-02-2014, 10:32 PM   #75
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Heat-setting when used in the context of fabric paint usually refers to either ironing over or on the back of the fabric area which has been painted...This heat application helps the ink to better adhere to the fabric and creates a more plausibly washable bond. In most instances this seals the paint and makes said garment or item washable but always test a swatch before washing the entire garment or you can ruin a costume.
Thanks Ichigogami, now I have an idea what to do
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