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FAQs

Can I thin Leather Studio™ paints with water?
Leather Studio paints can be thinned with water, however, too much water will compromise the paint’s adhesion properties.
How are FolkArt® Enamels different from Apple Barrel Gloss?
FolkArt® Enamels are a unique polymer blend that is specially formulated for use on glass and ceramics. They are highly pigmented for excellent opaque coverage
You can achieve a durable, opaque, glossy sheen with one-step – there is no primer or finish needed. The paints can be mixed and blended, making them perfect for the One Stroke method.
When dried and cured, projects painted with FolkArt® Enamels are top-shelf dishwasher safe! When washed correctly, they will not chip, crack, or fade.
How can I prevent my base fabric from showing through my stitches?
Experiment with the tension on your thread or yarn. You may be pulling your stitches too tight.
How do I paint a One Stroke™ rose?
Double or triple load your brush. Make one shell- shaped petal of the rose at a time. Start with the lighter colors to the outside.
Wiggle and pull the brush as you pivot the brush into a curve. You will have a slightly scalloped outer edge.
End the stroke on the chisel edge to complete the first petal.
Make some guideline dots in a circle to help you determine the positioning of the five outer petals. Overlap each petal onto the previous one.
Paint the five shell-shaped petals to complete the outer skirt of the rose.
Next, paint a rose bud in the center of these outer petals. Make the top part of the bud, overlapping it onto outer petal #1.
Next, paint the bottom stroke of the rose bud.
To begin painting the inner row of petals, touch the brush at the right of the rose bud. Make another shell-shaped petal here.
What is a shaded stencil print?
A shaded stencil print is a stenciled out image of the design with a lighter tone at the center of the print and a darker, more opaque tone around the edge of the cutout area. Shading is achieved with varying degrees of pressure or with complementary or contrasting colors of paint.
What is glazing?
Glazing is a technique where a transparent layer of color is applied to an area. Use glazing to strengthen highlights or shadows or add slight tints of color.

To Glaze: Mix 1 part FolkArt® Glazing Medium to 1 part FolkArt Acrylic color. Apply glaze over surface using a soft cloth, wipe off excess if desired.
Can I burn my decoupaged candles?
Candles with decoupaged designs are decorative and should not be burned. Your designs can be destroyed if the candle is burned. In addition, while both Mod Podge and Royal Coat are not flammable, items used with these glues may be.
However, there is a trick if you want to "burn" your decorated candle. Burn the decorated candle until a small well is formed -- a well about the size of a votive candle. Place a small piece of aluminum foil in the bottom of the well. Then place the votive candle in the well and burn it. Replace the votive candle as needed.
Can I create a layered border effect with a painted background by taping off an area?
Yes, simply use stencil or painter’s tape to mask off a border. Load a Fabric Creations™ Sponge Cube with Soft Fabric Ink and pounce the color onto the masked area.
Be sure to allow the painted background area to dry thoroughly before stamping over it with a design.
Can I use a hair dryer or forced air to speed up the dry time when stenciling?
Absolutely, forced air will help to speed drying time not only on the stenciled surface, but also on the paper stencil itself if it is to be repeated.
Can I use a stencil when creating with Leather Studio™ paints?
Yes, Leather Studio™ paints work beautifully with stencils and even better with flexible, adhesive stencils. However, because the paint will dry as a film on the stencil, all stencils should be cleaned immediately while Leather Studio paints are wet with warm soapy water.
If Leather Studio™ paints have dried to the stencil, rubbing alcohol may assist in cleaning the stencil.
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