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[Something] [Something RabbitCraft] printing with fabric paints

  • FromAlison <alison@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • DateSat, 09 Dec 2006 12:52:15 -0500
Sorry to be so behind on the lists and all. I suggest potatoes for clean, versatile printing with fabric paints. Sponges hold too much paint, and have too grainy of a texture, I think.

Just cut a nice flat side off, and carve into it, or cut a section, and cut the shape you want - it's sometimes easier to make a series of simple shapes and stamp your picture down in parts.

Use a paintbrush to apply the fabric paint to the potato in a nice medium-light even layer, then stamp it down on the fabric (you can do test stamps on newspaper to make sure it looks right.) You sometimes get a slight streakiness from the brush strokes on the potato, but I find this is not overly unattractive.

Try that out.


--On October 31, 2006 3:43:32 AM -0600 TheLoneGoldfish <thelonegoldfish@xxxxxxxxx> wrote:

Sponge shapes + Fabric paint...

I finally got around to this experiment tonight... and alas it did not
work out so well. Aside from me just flubbing the placement of the
shapes, the holes in the sponges left the shapes with very uneven
coatings (pressing the sponges down helped a little though).

In my opinion, the foam stamps gave a better result (and I could make
triangle shapes for the stamps at least...)

I am inclined to try foam brushes for this task though (they're having
a sale on them at a craft store this week, 15 for $1). The holes may
be fine enough to avoid the problems I had with this run...

At least with this bag I can see if the paint will hold up to bending
and such... (and it may end up being a decent way to store my cosmic
coasters... even though I used stars for control points instead of

That's enough ranting...