I recently had to paint fabric for a project that I was working on. I had never painted fabric before and was worried what it would look like. Here is what fabric paint looks like on four different common fabrics. This video demonstrates how the paint looks and how to set it. Here is my finished project.

Technique Materials

Jacquard Textile Color Paint, paintbrush, fabric, and an iron.

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  • Butterfly_large

    Dec 23, 2010, 08.36 AMby monikago

    Thank you for the presentation, corwin 1. It is was interesting to learn how the different fabrics absorbed the paint and whether it changed the hand or not. I added your technique to my toolkit.

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    Dec 21, 2010, 09.01 PMby kelepso

    Can you provide another link? This one is not working properly. Thank you!

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    • Hair_large

      Dec 22, 2010, 03.44 AMby corwin1

      I re-copy and pasted the embedded video link just in case. Here also is the direct link.

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      Dec 22, 2010, 04.59 AMby kelepso

      Thank you for reposting the video. I am using a cotton sateen and paint, manufactured by Speedball, typically used for silk screening. This type of paint must also be set with an iron. I am going to experiment with a small piece first before painting the entire fabric. Thanks again. I’ll be sure to tag your technique on the project page once I’m finished with it.

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    Dec 21, 2010, 01.24 PMby thejam

    Thank you.

  • Dscn1908_large

    Dec 20, 2010, 03.18 PMby thejam

    Thank you…..that was great information. I have always wanted to paint little stuff on to fabric but was scared of it being stiff, so now after seeing this i am gonna be looking for this paint. Do you know if the other finished give the same results?

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      Dec 20, 2010, 08.39 PMby corwin1

      Their website says that you should be able to achieve the same results with the other paints. Also, if you water them down the fabric will even more like the original hand. I’d compare the paint (non diluted) as a light screen printing.
      Hope that helps!

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