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Unread 12-05-2007, 12:39 PM   #1
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Can I heat set acrylic paint+textile medium with a hair dryer?

I'm coloring my pointe shoes using the acrylic paint + textile medium method, but i know after it dries you need to heat set it. But seeing as how pointe shoes aren't flat so I can't set it with an iron. I was wondering if I'd be able to use a hairdryer instead.

Also if you have a better method for colorig pointe shoes then let me know. I haven't started them yet. I don't particularly want to dye them for fear of them coming out too dark or the color rubbing off on the tights. And I don't really know how to dye something. <.<
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Unread 12-05-2007, 04:21 PM   #2
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You certainly can use a hairdryer--artists who paint with acrylics and want them to dry even faster than they already do use hairdryers as a matter of course. Just don't get the hairdryer close enough to the paint to re-melt it, since acrylic is a plastic, and you'll be off to the races.
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Unread 12-08-2007, 12:45 AM   #3
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I second that! I've set fabric paints with a hairdryer before and it works fine most of the time. Sometimes the colour rinses out a bit, if pressure from an iron is needed along with the heat, but it doesn't come off unless its wet.
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