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09 May 2009 - 20:0314175
Fabric Painting
i recently started painting my shirt for Al-Cid Margrace and used masking tape to prevent going out of the lines but it simply didn't work! D8

it seeped right through the edges and ruined mah beautiful shirt D8

can anybody suggest any ways tro prevent this?also are the fabric pens any good?


12 May 2009 - 10:1814287
Quote Marauchettes:
i recently started painting my shirt for Al-Cid Margrace and used masking tape to prevent going out of the lines but it simply didn't work! D8

it seeped right through the edges and ruined mah beautiful shirt D8

can anybody suggest any ways tro prevent this?also are the fabric pens any good?


I've done a lot of fabric painting myself but for very clean lines I always use proper painters tape, it stops anything seeping through and ruining your costume, just a tip for future reference ^_^ you can get painters tape from any art shop so grab yourself some of that next time.

Fabric pens can be alright to work with but in my experience it depends on the type of fabric you're working with, if you're doing a large area you're going to be there for a long time but they work well for detail. I used fabric pen to get the lines right for my Midna bodysuit which was a zentai, surprisingly it didn't bleed.

I hope this helps!


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Last edited by Kaythenia (12 May 2009 - 10:19)
12 May 2009 - 11:1814289
I’ve had nothing but good experiences with Dylon’s fabric pens. I like the extra control a pen gives over using paint, since I’m useless at neat painting!

Test them first, because the fabric you’re using may cause the colour to bleed slightly, if it's particularly thin. They’re unlikely to bleed on most fabrics though, so you could easily use tape to mark out your design. I’ve also used fabric pens with a stencil to mark out a design for me, and it was easy to trace the design with the card of the stencil to constrain it. If you’re doing straight lines, maybe lay down a ruler on your fabric to give you a straight edge to follow.

As Kaythenia says though, they’re not so good for larger areas, and again depending on the fabric, you may end up with obvious pen streaks from your lines of colouring in a large block, just as if you were using felt tips on paper.


12 May 2009 - 11:3014290
thankyou for the help =3

i think i will use a fabric pen to outline the pattern then fill in any larger gaps with fabric paint.
I'm also terrible at painting neatly XD

thanks again ^^


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