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Old 09-16-2019, 06:52 AM
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Red face fabric paint

I thought I might try painting on a wall hanging I want to make. problem is I looked on Amazon and they must have dozens of types and brands of fabric paint, From markers to bottles that you would use a brush with. The more I looked the more confused I got. Has anyone done this and what kind would you recommend?
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Old 09-16-2019, 08:29 AM
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I would recommend you buy from Dharma Trading Co. They specialize in fibre painting and have lots of info ontheir site.


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Old 09-16-2019, 12:48 PM
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I just took a class from Linda Poole at AQS Grand Rapids. She used the Jacquard paints.
Jacquard Textile Colors $10 at dickblick
She mixed it a blending medium. We also used the Inktense pencils with the blending medium.
Derwent Inktense pencils at Target for $32.
And paint brushes. I really like them both.
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Old 09-16-2019, 08:18 PM
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sewingitalltogether, do you remember the blending medium you used with the Inktense? Thanks!
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Old 09-16-2019, 09:16 PM
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Here's a link to a bunch of textile mediums.
She said you could use any of the paint mediums.
She did a demo on 3 different ways to use the Inktense.
1) was just coloring with the pencil.
2) use the fabric medium and your brush at the pencil tip to get colors.
3) using a paper plate or freezer paper scribble back and forth with the pencil. Add a bit of the paint medium and mix the two together. I liked this one the best.
There are bunches of YouTube videos on this.
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Old 09-17-2019, 12:56 AM
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I have had great success using the Tsukineko Fabrico Markers. They are dual tipped, archival and acid free. You can purchase a set or individual colors. They last a long time when stored horizontally. I have had mine several years and they still mark like new.
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Old 09-17-2019, 05:51 AM
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Technically, you can use any acrylic paint, mixed with textile medium, on fabric. Depends on how much money and how often you will be painting. I used the less expensive paint from Jo-Ann's for my Family Reunion quilt. Washes fine with zero fading.
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Old 09-17-2019, 06:09 AM
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I'm so glad you asked this. I am getting ready to do a wall hanging and would be using paint for lettering. Someone on the Board recommended Aunt Martha's. It looks like you might need to squeeze them, which might be tricky. Hopefully, that person will notice this thread and weigh in.

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Old 09-17-2019, 07:40 AM
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I have painted on t shirts and used regular acrylic paint with the fabric medium or textile medium I bought at Joann fabrics or Michael's. It has washed well with no fading. You can get the fabric paint at either of those stores too and I am sure there are more stores. Walmart might even carry it.
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Originally Posted by quiltingshorttimer View Post
sewingitalltogether, do you remember the blending medium you used with the Inktense? Thanks!
I was in a class with Bethanne Nemesh and she had us use clear aloe gel.
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