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Unread 09-01-2013, 11:24 AM   #1
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Can I use fabric paints on nylon lyrca?

Would I be able to use fabric paints on a bodysuit made of nylon/lycra? Like this one?

http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/White-Cats...item1c1c884ab8

I've been told it's too shiny/the stretchiness will make the paint crack.

If I can't use nylon lycra, what kind of bodysuit can I buy with suitable material to paint on?

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Unread 09-02-2013, 09:02 AM   #2
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they key to painting on stretchy fabrics is to have the fabric stretched when you paint it. A cardboard cut out of you is sufficient, and need not be made all in one piece, just make cut outs from old boxes for the body parts to be painted.
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Unread 09-02-2013, 04:38 PM   #3
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Yes thank you I thought that would be the case about the stretchiness, but what about the shininess?
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Unread 09-03-2013, 09:13 AM   #4
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That has less to do with the fabric and more to do with the paint. Get some good quality fabric paint like Jaquard and it's shouldn't be an issue.
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