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01 Mar 2009 - 20:0311254
painting help?
just wondering if anyone can suggest a website that does good quality fabric paints? preferably for dark matirials?
or if anyone knows wether poster paint would work on cotton?
oh, if anyone was wondering im trying to paint flames onto black cotton

any help is greatly appreciated

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01 Mar 2009 - 22:0511261
I don't know about fabric paints or if they would show up on black material but I think it might look better using fabric for the flames.
As for websites, Amazon is the only one I can think of. you might have to ask around for the best brand of paint first tho, so you'll know what to look for.

02 Mar 2009 - 00:4411262
The fabric paint I use is "Dylon" don't know how well it works on dark colours though, never tried! but I assume with a few coats any fabric paint would work okay ^_^
Normal paints I wouldn't reccomend because if any liquid hits them you're screwed.

02 Mar 2009 - 00:5711263
I get all my fabric paints locally so I can't help with you with websites. I can offer a few tips re the actual painting.

Paint on a white base first and then paint with your chosen colour. It really brings out the design on dark colours.

Use taliors chalk to mark on the design first it easierly brushes off with a brush or washes out.

The paint I use is all purpose and works well on fabrics as its flexable. Its Anita's Acrylic paint. You can get it from most arts/crafts shops. Shouldbe about a couple of quid per bottle. It can be sealed the same way as fabric paint. I like it as it shows up very well on dark colours.

02 Mar 2009 - 12:1311279
Dylon do a range specifically for dark fabrics. I got mine from C&H online. http://www.candh.co.uk/product-Dylon-(Craft)-Dylon-Fabric-Paints-CDYLFBPT/

you can see what I've managed with mine so far. (http://www.cosplayisland.co.uk/costume/view/7101) the gold paint is 1 coat, the bold white is two and the faded white is actually watered down!

There is always room for cake
02 Mar 2009 - 12:1911280
Yeah dylon is the best, they have the widest range and they tend to fix better than most (if you follow instructions and stuff* It takes some trial and error on absorbant fabrics ^^

02 Mar 2009 - 12:5511282
thankyou soooo much for the help guys ^^
think im gunna give the dylon a try as it seems to be best for what im wanting to do ^^
thanks again ^^

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