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Unread 04-03-2014, 09:45 AM   #1
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Using Non-Fabric Paint on Fabric

So I'm rushing to finish a shirt for my homestuck cosplay and I'm in the processes of painting on the design, however I'm not really using fabric paint. It was way to expensive to buy all the fabric paint I needed in the right colors so I only got white fabric paint and I'm mixing it with acrylic paint to get the right color. I'm wondering if the paint will stick to the fabric after washing it or if I'll have to eventually re-do it with fabric paint.

EDIT: whoops, accidentally put this in the wrong section... meant to put it in the fabric section... is there any way I could move it?

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Unread 04-03-2014, 09:55 AM   #2
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I've never tried mixing acrylics directly with fabric paint, however instead of trying that I would reccommend looking for Acrylic Fabric medium. It's usually with the acrylic paints in craft stores, and you mix it 50/50 with whatever colour of acrylic paint you need, then paint it on. I've found it works a treat, and is definitely much cheaper to use than buying every colour you could possibly need in fabric paints.
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Unread 04-09-2014, 05:15 PM   #3
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Acrylic paint will stick on the clothing. It's best to use it with non-stretchy fabrics. It tends to get hard on stretchy fabrics, thereby making them non-stretchy. Also has a bigger tendency to break off on stretchy fabrics. Acrylic paint will have a harder feel than fabric paint as well.
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