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Unread 04-19-2011, 12:18 PM   #16
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I'll keep that in mind as well. I already ordered some Jacquard in the color I need, but if that doesn't work, I'll keep the spray paint on the side. My concern is that the pleather is kinda thick, so I doubt the paint will really absorb into the fabric as sit on top.
Yeah... pleather is tough because, since it's vinyl, there's nothing for the paint to soak into; no fibers for it to cling to. It's really more like painting a flexible layer of plastic - I wonder if some of that specialty for-plastic spray paint would work on pleather? I've never tried it; has anybody?
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Unread 04-19-2011, 01:12 PM   #17
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Yeah... pleather is tough because, since it's vinyl, there's nothing for the paint to soak into; no fibers for it to cling to. It's really more like painting a flexible layer of plastic - I wonder if some of that specialty for-plastic spray paint would work on pleather? I've never tried it; has anybody?
Hmm...I might need to try it on some scrap pleather and see what happens. I've used the plastic spray paint on vinyl and plastic table-wear. Time to experiment!
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Unread 04-20-2011, 07:22 AM   #18
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i wish stencils wer cheaper! how can i make one?
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Unread 04-20-2011, 10:33 AM   #19
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i wish stencils wer cheaper! how can i make one?
If I needed to stencil, my designs have always been unique, so I've never used the stencils available at craft stores.

Some people will use contact paper, if it's a stencil that will only be used once. http://taeliac.deviantart.com/art/Fa...orial-55149185

You can also use card stock, stencil plastic, or a manila folder (if you are out of funds and need a last minute fix). I've also found that if you're making lines, painters tape or masking tape helps keep the lines clean. Heck, I've used poster board before when I was in a jam. But anything of a card stock material/weight/feel is good for excessive use.
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Unread 04-21-2011, 03:15 PM   #20
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Can the finished product be dry cleaned?
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Unread 04-21-2011, 03:57 PM   #21
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i wish stencils wer cheaper! how can i make one?
http://fav.me/d3dooxv

that's what i'm using. It's out of contact paper and you can re-use it a few times!
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Unread 04-23-2011, 11:43 AM   #22
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Can the finished product be dry cleaned?
I haven't had a problem with washing or dry cleaning anything that I've painted, so far. I think a lot of it depends upon the fabric and what paints were used. For example, my kimono with RIT, FolkArt, and Jacquard has gone through several dry cleaning sessions and nothing has flaked/chipped off. But it's also a cotton and silk. If it were a synthetic fabric, I'd personally choose to hand wash the costume, but I can't imagine that it'd be an issue to dry clean. Unless someone else can speak from experience. lol
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Unread 04-28-2011, 11:03 PM   #23
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Does anyone know what type of paint and what brand I should use on compression shorts?
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Unread 04-29-2011, 11:33 PM   #24
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just a quick question. Can reg acrylic paints be used on something like cotton and be ok as long as you thin it out with water?
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Unread 04-30-2011, 10:55 PM   #25
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thickening agent?

Okay, so I got the dye, but now that I'm looking at the instructions, it seems they recommend a sodium alginate thickening agent for painting it on. Maybe I'm not looking in the right places but I haven't been able to find it anywhere. Can I do without it, or would I really need that for something like pleather?
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Unread 04-30-2011, 11:06 PM   #26
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just a quick question. Can reg acrylic paints be used on something like cotton and be ok as long as you thin it out with water?
you'd have to use a fabric medium on it or else it'll be REALLY REALLY stiff
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Unread 04-30-2011, 11:39 PM   #27
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@howdoimakethis: It depends upon the material as to what paint would work best. If you check the first post, it can give you an idea of what will work. Most compression shirts contain synthetic fibers, so you should use a paint such as Jacquard or Dylon fabric paint. But again, it depends on your fabric.

@Blackusagi: If you thin out the acrylics with water, you can use them. However I find that it'll still create a stiffness when it dries. Not as harsh as using acrylic by itself, but still a bit to make the fabric feel not as it should. I'd suggest testing it on a scrap piece first and if you don't mind the way it feels, have at it! ^^ But I'd recommend a fabric paint so the cotton will still feel and move like cotton when all is said and done.

@RaeSeddon: This is the website I use: http://www.dharmatrading.com/sa4-10.html You can still use it for synthetic materials, but it'll require a little bit more then what's recommended on the package. Nothing crazy. lol
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Unread 05-01-2011, 11:06 AM   #28
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@RaeSeddon: This is the website I use: http://www.dharmatrading.com/sa4-10.html You can still use it for synthetic materials, but it'll require a little bit more then what's recommended on the package. Nothing crazy. lol
Cool, thanks! I'm kinda running low on money I can justify spending on this costume (had to buy the wig twice. >_< ) So I'm glad it isn't that expensive either!
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Unread 05-01-2011, 10:31 PM   #29
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Okay, thanks tifaia.
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Unread 05-02-2011, 12:41 AM   #30
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thanks you guys i want the fabric to be be stiff as its a crown so then that will work out fine, I'm gonna get some jaquard fabric paint for the body of the costume ^.^
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