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Thread: fabric painting "finished" project

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    Super Member moreland's Avatar
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    I finished a table runner using a yellow background. It is TOO intense and I am thinking I could tone it down with fabric paint. Having never used any, I wondered if someone could tell me if this would work without ruining the table runner? It is totally finished now.
    thanks for any help :)

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    Can you post a picture of it? I've never done fabric painting but maybe there are other ideas that might come to some of us if we see it.

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    Finished again!! wow...that word is popular today!!! Post a pic!!

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    Don't know about the fabric painting....but you could sun bleach it and cool it down some.... A picture would help but you know your design best and whether it would work or not. Good luck.

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    I have only used the opaque white paint marker, it did tone and blend the colors. I took swatches of the fabric and played with coloring different parts of the material. I would think that any of the opaque colors would work for this. I did not take any pictures of these projects, sorry. :cry:

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    Another thought, would tea dying tone it down? I would try this on a scrap, first to see if you like the effect. I wonder if you took a sponge and barely dampened it and lightly sponged the material, if you could control the bleeding, and just keep it in the yellow fabric and not the surronding areas?

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    I have done quiet abit of fabric painting, But I've never done it on a finished item. I do mine piece by piece. I use acrylics with a textile medium, I paint or shade the picture, or said design, then create the quilt top. I'm not saying you could'nt do it. However I would suggest working with the paint on scrap pieces to check your control and brush technique. Then make your decision. I'd hate for you to mess up your quilt.

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    :lol: Tea's the thing!! It can tone anything doen a couple of notches

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